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The ANZAC War Memorial, completed in 1934, is the main commemorative military monument of Sydney, Australia. It was designed by C. Bruce Dellit, with the exterior adorned with monumental figural reliefs and sculptures by Rayner Hoff. Anzac Tours
The memorial is located at the southern extremity of Hyde Park on the eastern edge of Sydney’s central business district, and it is the focus of commemoration ceremonies on Anzac Day, Armistice Day and other important occasions.anzac day gallipoli tours

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In 1990, to mark the 75th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, Government officials from Australia and New Zealand (including Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke and New Zealand Governor-General Paul Reeves) as well as most of the last surviving Gallipoli veterans, and many Australian and New Zealand tourists travelled to Turkey for a special Dawn Service at Gallipoli. Anzac Tours The Anzac Day Gallipoli Dawn Service has since attracted upwards of 15,000 people. Until 1999, the Gallipoli Dawn Service was held at the Ari Burnu War Cemetery at Anzac Cove, but the growing numbers of people attending resulted in the construction of a more spacious site on North Beach, known as the “Anzac Commemorative Site” in time for the year 2000 service. anzac day tours gallipoli turkey

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In the Gallipoli Peninsula Historical National Park, a portable tribune with an 11,000-person capacity has been built in the Anzac Cove and Lone Pine Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemetery Lone Pine Memorial region. Anzac Tours
In New Zealand, Anzac Day saw a surge in popularity immediately after World War II. However this was short-lived, and by the 1950s many New Zealanders had become antagonistic or indifferent towards the day. Much of this was linked to the legal ban on commerce on Anzac Day, and the banning by many local authorities of sports events and other entertainment on the day. Annoyance was particularly pronounced in 1953 and 1959, when Anzac Day fell on a Saturday. There was widespread public debate on the issue, with some people calling for the public holiday to be moved to the nearest Sunday or abolished altogether. In 1966 a new Anzac Day Act was passed, allowing sport and entertainment in the afternoon.

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canakkale_gelibolu_anzac_cove_sign_100_3854Anzac Tour John gives the following tips for people researching travel options to Gallipoli in any year but especially for 2015. 

John says people should ask their travel agent the following questions;

  • Where is the hotel located in relation to the Gallipoli dawn service site? Anzac Tours 2015
  • What are the travel arrangements to get to the site for the dawn service? How long will the journey take and what happens if the weather is bad?
  • What will happen if I book with you but miss out on a place in the ballot?

Anzac Day Turkey Tours On a final note, John Waller explained, “It’s important that people travel with a specialty operator to these locations.  We have a long history in leading tours to this area and have exclusive accommodation only 10 – 20 minutes from Gallipoli versus other operators whose accommodation is on the other side of the peninsula requiring a two-hour bus and ferry journey to get across to the site.”Anzac Tour 


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Following World War II, the 1920 Act was repealed and replaced with the Anzac Day Act 1949. The day became one of commemoration of the part taken by New Zealand servicemen and women in the Second World War and the Boer War as well as World War I,cheap anzac tours and in memory of “those who gave their lives for New Zealand and the British Empire or Commonwealth of Nations”. It also banned employers from transferring their employees’ Anzac Day holiday or holiday pay to another day. cheap anzac tours