75th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific

Saluting their Service 

Saturday 15 August 2020 marked the 75th Anniversary of Victory in the Pacific—a day remembered for Japan’s acceptance of the Allied demand for unconditional surrender, effectively putting an end to World War II for Australians, and six years of global devastation.

Watch as Queenslanders share their memories of Victory in the Pacific and reflect on the impacts of war and peace on their lives.

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Following the release of the government’s roadmap to easing Queensland’s restrictions, Anzac Square Memorial Galleries are open to the public.

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Government Saving Bank passbook

Raising funds to honour the fallen at Gallipoli with graves.

Perfect soldiers

Eight PERFECT soldiers, great-grandsons of Margaret 'Peggy' Reid and Jonathan Goldspink, enlisted during the First World War. Peggy Reid was a descendant of the Burramattagal (Parramatta) Clan. One of the first to enlist fought at Gallipoli.

Indigenous Australian, Frank OWEN

An indigenous soldier who was with the 4th Field Company Engineers at Gallipoli.

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Marching band participates in the Peace Day procession in Brisbane, 1919