- Century of service: Ancestry - Stories of multicultural Anzacs
Century of service: Ancestry - Stories of multicultural Anzacs
In the Hall of Memory at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra there are 15 stained-glass windows. Each shows a figure dressed in military uniform, and under each figure is a word which describes a quality displayed by Australians during wartime.
One window features a sailor in a gunner's uniform. He represents all the men and women who have crossed the sea in the service of our nation.
This window bears the word Ancestry.
Ancestry: stories of multicultural Anzacs is an education resource produced by the Department of Veterans' Affairs in conjunction with the Australian War Memorial (authored by Robyn Siers and Carlie Walker). It tells the stories of individuals and families from a range of cultural backgrounds who served with Australian units during the First World War.
Honour Book - Eve Pownall Award for Information Books, 2016 Australian Childrens Book Council.
Suitable for: Younger children (ages 7-12).
Details: Education resource (non-fiction).
Format: Soft cover, illustrations (photographs & maps), 56 pages.
Dimensions: 29.7 cm (h) x 21.0 cm (w) x 0.5 cm (d) / 300 grams.