Allison Marlow Paterson is an Australian Author who writes stories for children and adults.
Allison’s writing reflects her passion for the past. In addition to creating books for adults and picture books about growing up on the farm, she is the author of the ABIA and CBCA notable title Anzac Sons: Five Brothers on the Western Front.
Her 2018 release Australia Remembers: Anzac Day, Remembrance Day and War Memorials heralded a new non-fiction series, with the next – Customs and Traditions of the Australian Defence Force – arriving in 2021. Allison’s first novel for young adults – Follow After Me – was created while undertaking a May Gibbs Children’s Literature Trust Fellowship.
The Sunshine Coast is where Allison enjoys life as a writer, presenter and publishing consultant.
by Allison Marlow Paterson
AUSTRALIA REMEMBERS: CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS OF THE AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE
Every year Australians gather on Anzac Day and Remembrance Day at services, parades and military events across Australia. We witness rituals that generate questions. Why do we wear poppies? Why do some soldiers wear kilts? Why do service personnel salute?
Australia Remembers: Customs and Traditions of the Australian Defence Force provides a detailed explanation of the origins of the many colourful customs and traditions visible on these important occasions. It explores the symbolism and the significance of such rituals in the lives of those Australians who have fought for their country and those who keep us safe today. Described in language that is easily accessible to younger readers, the history behind what is visible on commemorative occasions is explored, while delving into the unusual and those not always seen – mottoes, mascots and music.
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