Anzac

Sunday was ANZAC day, and I managed to get up really early and experience the dawn service in Nelson Bay.

It was totally dark but I managed to get a few images here and there, and the rain held off for about an hour. What an emotional event, can’t image what the diggers went through. I did manage to get some landscape images after sunset at Birubi rocks, while everyone else was playing two-up and celebrating. Long shutter speeds ….5 minutes (see the southern cross).

Below is a little history about ANZAC day from Wikipedia. Enjoy, Brent.

Anzac Day is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, and is commemorated by both countries on 25 April every year to honour members of theAustralian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli in Turkey during World War I. It now more broadly commemorates all those who died and served in military operations for their countries.

Anzac Day marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.[1] The acronym ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, whose soldiers were known as Anzacs. Anzac Day remains one of the most important national occasions of both Australia and New Zealand.[2] This is a rare instance of two sovereign countries not only sharing the same remembrance day, but making reference to both countries in its name.

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