Anzac Day — Lest We Forget – Hope 103.2

Anzac Day — Lest We Forget

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
The Ode

Tune in here at 6am and 11am for our ANZAC program


Light Up the Dawn – Commemorate your way this ANZAC Day

As the sun rose on 25 April 1915, Australian and New Zealand soldiers rowed towards the shores of Gallipoli and into history. Every year since, Australians have gathered to remember their legacy and that of all who have followed in their footsteps.


What You Need to Know About Anzac Day This Year

This year’s Anzac Day we’ll see a return to communities coming together, as commemorations and dawn services are set to take place across Sydney. So how can you commemorate the day?

Attend a service

Find a local Dawn service near you.

At home or in community

Commemorate at home by taking yourself back in time to bake a traditional ANZAC biscuit, a sweet treat that was included in care packages sent to soldiers during WW1. Then share some with your neighbours and watch or listen to a Dawn Service.

Watch or listen online

Tune in at 6am and 11am for our ANZAC program right here on Hope 103.2, or watch the live Dawn Service coverage on the ABC.


An Anzac Day Message from Australian Defence Force (ADF) Chaplain Ralph Estherby CSM

Thank you to Chaplain Ralph Estherby CSM, Associated Protestant Churches Chaplaincy Board (APCCB), Religious Advisory Committee to the Services (RACS) for suppling this message.


Hope Breakfast’s Literary Correspondent Shares Books for Anzac Day

Librarian Nicole Yule shared some suggestions for books to read that will help you reflect on the World Wars, and those who served. Read more

Historical photo of women in a library reading and browsing books


Anzac Day at Home

For more Anzac at Home information, visit the Australian War Memorial website.


Anzac Biscuits: Their History, and a Recipe for a Paleo-Friendly, Healthier Version

A potted history of the Anzac biscuit, a story about Gallipoli, and a recipe for a healthier, paleo-friendly version, from the proud granddaughter of an original Anzac. Read more

Anzac Biscuits Paleo


From Soldier to Servant: An Australian’s Journey from Conflict to Chaplaincy

The West Australian, who had joined the Royal Australian Air Force out of high school and trained as an Airfield Defence Guard, was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 in a ground combat security role. He was then re-tasked to an Army unit, providing personal protection to officers. Read more

Air Force Chaplain (Flight Lieutenant) and Military Chaplain Haydn Lea hero


Romance, Heartache and Courage: The Story of ANZAC Nurse, Alice Ross-King Comes Alive for Children

The story of Australian war nurse Alice Ross-King has all the ingredients of a Hollywood film: a young heart stolen by a dashing soldier; love lost on the battle field; courage in the face of bullets and bombs; and a deep faith in God that’s severely tested. Read more

Alice Ross-King and Harry Moffatt


Banjo Paterson’s Forgotten ANZAC Role: One of the Least-Known Parts of His Life

Those tough Aussie horses, broken in and trained for the exact task before them, struggled in the soft, burning Middle Eastern sand, their fetlocks sinking deep in the desert hills. The dust of their efforts was a rising column in the still, searing air. The relentless blazing sun seemed intent on delivering one message: ‘Go home, Aussie. This place is for camels, not horses’. It was the Sinai Desert, 1917 – more than one hundred years ago. Read more

Banjo Paterson and an unknown Light Horseman SQ


From the Archives, an Open House Interview

ANZAC Day — Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Hope 103.2’s Dwayne Jeffries speaks to Doug Brewer, psychologist and PTSD program coordinator working at many clinics around Australia with returning Defence personnel. Listen

Man sitting on a park bench sad


Official ANZAC Websites