Friday, 25 April 2014

Anzac Day


This year's Anzac Day takes on special significance with the start of the upcoming centenary of the First World War being marked in August.

You can find out more about Anzac Day on the NZ History online and Te Ara websites and browse the Anzac related heritage resources at Auckland Libraries. To find out about services being held around the Auckland region, check out the Auckland council website for more information.

The library also has a range of heritage images showing Anzac Day scenes over the years, such as services, parades, memorials and banners. You can search for these by using the keyword Anzac in the search box of  the heritage databases: Heritage Images, Local History Online and Footprints. We have put together a selection for you below and as you look through these, take a moment to remember all the servicemen and servicewomen who have served for their country.

Services:

Ref: Photographer unknown, Anzac Day ceremony, Papatoetoe, c. 1970s, photograph reproduced by courtesy of Mr Neil Closey (via Cheryl Fowler), South Auckland Research Centre, Auckland Libraries, Footprints 01506
Ref: Photographer unknown, Anazac service, Auckland Town Hall, corner of Greys Ave and Queen St, c. 1922-1929, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 7-A1591
Ref: J.T. Diamond, Anzac Memorial service on beach at Piha, 1953, West Auckland Research Centre, Auckland Libraries, JTD-04K-00107-2
Parades:
Ref: Frederick George Radcliffe, Anzac Day Opotiki Newell Series 12, Opotiki, Sir George Grey Special Collections, Auckland Libraries, 35-R2163
Ref: Cyril Lee-Johnson, Anzac Day parade, Otahuhu, c. 1940, photograph reproduced courtesy of Otahuhu Historical Society, South Auckland Research Centre, Auckland Libraries, Footprints 05530
Ref: Photographer unknown, Anzac Day parade, Howick, 1954, photograph reproduced by courtesy of Howick Historical Society, South Auckland Research Centre, Auckland Libraries, Footprints 01073

Ref: J.T. Diamond, Anzac Day Parade at New Lynn West, 1958, West Auckland Research Centre, Auckland Libraries, JTD-11K-01644-1
Memorials:

Ref: Photographer unknown, Papatoetoe First World War memorial, 1922, photograph reproduced by courtesy of Papatoetoe Historical Society, South Auckland Research Centre, Auckland Libraries, Footprints 02212 
Ref: Photographer unknown, Anzac Day service at Lion Rock, Piha, 1931, West Auckland Research Centre, Auckland Libraries, JTD-04K-01377-G
Anzac Day banners:

Ref: Photographer unknown, Belmont school students with RSA Anzac Day banner, Belmont, 1926, North Auckland Research Centre, Auckland Libraries, T6736
Ref: Photographer unknown, group with RSA Anzac Day banner at Belmont School, Belmont, 1926, North Auckland Research Centre, Auckland Libraries, T6736

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