UTS Library

100 Years of ANZAC

Anzac Day, the 25th of April, is one of Australia’s most important national occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. Since 1915, the day has involved the entire nation in solemn ceremonies of remembrance and gratitude. 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings. 

UTS Library staff are commemorating Anzac Day through a book display carefully selected with our University Librarian, Mal Booth. See his blog post about the display for insights on his choices. Located on Level 2 of the City Campus Library, the books are accompanied by a short film, With the Dardanelles Expedition: Heroes of Gallipoli.

At 11am on Anzac Day, Saturday 25th of April a period of silence will be observed in the Library as a sign of respect and time for reflection. 

The Ode

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

The Ode is a passage from For the Fallen, a poem written by English poet and writer Laurence Binyon in 1914. The verse has been used in association with commemorative services in Australia since 1921.