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ANZAC Commemorations and Activities in Regional NSW

The impact of World War 1 and in particular the Gallipoli campaign was acutely felt throughout NSW villages and towns. In some communities more than one family member was lost, and for those who returned home there was little understanding of the impact of war on them.

ANZAC Day on 25 April now also commemorates other wars Australians have been involved in including the more recent campaigns of Afghanistan and Iraq.

Communities throughout regional NSW are marking the Centenary of ANZAC Day in a variety of ways from art exhibitions, movie screenings, book launches and performances. Many exhibitions are ongoing, and further events will be held during 2015.

Anzac Day 

Many communities will commemorate Anzac Day with dawn services. Check local guides for details.

The tiny town of Come-By-Chance Hall Committee has embarked on a Field of Poppies project to commemorate Anzac Day. Individuals and groups have knitted poppies to be exhibited in the hall on Anzac Day.

April 24 – Dubbo Anzac Sleepout 

Coming up and ongoing 

Bega Valley Regional Museum Shaun Gladwell: Portraits from Afghanistan Opens 24 April.

Scone Historical Museum. Scone and the First World War Exhibition. To 31 July.

Regional Arts NSW is proud to be associated with the following projects funded through the Arts NSW devolved funding Country Arts Support Program.

Binnaway Project Association – Our Past and Our Future Through Art Mural project with Binnaway Central School. Orana Arts

Berrigan District Development Association – Mosaic art project also honouring the centenary of Berrigan Red Cross. South West Arts

Wagga Wagga City Council – Their Light Still Shines project – Projections  by local artist, Andrew Hagan, on to Wagga Wagga Civic Centre from 25 April to 8 June. Eastern Riverina Arts

Please note: RANSW is aware that this listing doesn’t include all of the activities in regional NSW for the Centenary of ANZAC year. If you have an activity you think could be included please email