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.

Praise for Australia Remembers: Anzac Day, Remembrance Day and War Memorials

Australia Remembers truly stands out like one of the tallest poppies in its field. (Romi Sharp, Just Kids Lit)

There are also questions to ponder and activities to do, all in all making this a superb contribution … (Barbara Braxton, The Bottom Shelf)


Review for Australia Remembers 1

with simple accessible text, coloured photos, and an appealing layout … a superb contribution to the collection …

Barbara Braxton – The Bottom Shelf