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Sep 12

REMARKS AT THE BITA PAKA COMMEMORATIVE EVENT

Thursday, 11 September 2014

  REMARKS AT THE BITA PAKA COMMEMORATIVE EVENT

One hundred years ago, the land on which we stand was a possession of the German Empire, a possession that was won and lost in war.
It was a sign of the times that this far-flung colonial outpost, of questionable strategic importance to the land war raging on the other side of the world, was to be the first place where Australians would fight and die during the First World War.
Those who came ashore here 100 years ago today could not have imagined the horror of war.

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