Anzac Centenary

NT Government Anzac Centenary Program

This page has information on the NT Government's Anzac Centenary Program. 

Anzac Centenary Walk

A section of the pathway in Bicentennial Park, The Esplanade has been renamed. Part of the existing pathway (Atkinson Way), which is used for Anzac Day marches was renamed Anzac Centenary Walk before the march on Anzac Day 2015, the 100th anniversary.

Anzac Memorial Garden

An Anzac Memorial Garden was constructed as part of the renamed Anzac Centenary Walk.

The Borella Ride

The Borella Ride departed Tennant Creek on 20 February 2015 and arrived in Darwin on 3 March 2015. It retraced Albert Borella’s journey to enlist. Utilising a group of four selected Borella Riders, the event duplicated essential elements of the journey.

Unmarked WWI Graves

WWI returned servicemen's graves in the Northern Territory, which do not have headstones and are not managed by the Australian War Graves Commission, were marked with an appropriate headstone. These returned servicemen are buried in Gardens Road Cemetery, Darwin.

Darwin Cenotaph War Memorial

In partnership with the RSL and City of Darwin, an addition to the Darwin Cenotaph has ensured the Cenotaph has the known names of all Northern Territory WWI servicemen who were killed in action or died of wounds or illness from WWI service.

Alice Springs - Anzac Hill and Anzac Memorial Walk

In partnership with the Alice Springs Town Council, 12 information display boards depicting all military engagements with an additional display for peacekeeping forces were erected at the top of Anzac Hill and further interpretation documenting WWI battles were installed along the Anzac Memorial Walk.

Territory Anzacs place names

A place of recognition will be provided for a further 29 WWI Northern Territory servicemen (who were killed in action, died of wounds or died of illness) who do not have a place named after them in the Northern Territory.

Anzac Day Commemorations

The NT Government provides funding to relevant organisations for Anzac Day commemorations. Additional funding was approved in 2015 for the 100th anniversary. 

Anzac Spirit Study Tour (for Secondary School Students)

The Chief Minister’s Anzac Spirit Study Tour provides an opportunity for three Northern Territory students to visit a place of significance in Australia’s war history. The winning students travelled to Gallipoli for the Dawn Service in 2015, and in 2018 an increased number of students will take part on the planned tour to Villiers - Bretonneux, France (to mark the end of WWI).

Bombing of Darwin Commemorations

The Northern Territory Government and the City of Darwin events to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Bombing of Darwin are under development. 

WWII Study Tour (for Primary School Students)

A Study Tour in 2015 involving primary school students (year 6) visited places of interest around Darwin including the Defence of Darwin Experience, East Point to learn about Darwin's role in World War II. An additional Study Tour will occur in 2017.

The Territory at War - Commemorating our WWII Heritage

  • A Wartime Journey: Stuart Highway Heritage Guide - An updated version of "A Wartime Journey: Stuart Highway Heritage Guide", a guide to World War II sites along the Stuart Highway from Alice Springs to Darwin will be reprinted with supporting smartphone applications and website.
  • Extended Defence of Darwin Experience - The Defence of Darwin Experience will be expanded into an 'extended experience' of World War II sites in the Top End, including Mandorah, Batchelor and Adelaide River.

Anzac Centenary Community Grants Program

A one-off Anzac Centenary Community Grants Program occurred in 2015.  Read about the funded projects.

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Last updated: 04 February 2019

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