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Australia Remembers 2 PB

Customs and Traditions of the Australian Defence Force

Authors: Allison Marlow Paterson
Customs and Traditions, Defence Force
230mm x 260mm


On Anzac Day and Remembrance Day, we gather at commemorative services and parades all over Australia
and the world. Did you know that at these events we can  see traditions that are thousands of years old? Have you
ever watched and wondered?

Why do some soldiers wear kilts? Why do servicemen and women salute? And why do they wear medals?

Australia Remembers: Customs and Traditions of the Australian Defence Force provides answers to the many questions, delving into the origins of the colourful customs and traditions visible on these important occasions. It explores the symbolism and the significance of such rituals in the lives of the Australians who have fought for their country and those who keep us safe today.

Praise for Australia Remembers 1: Anzac Day, Remembrance Day and War Memorials
Australia Remembers truly stands out like one of the tallest poppies in its field. (Romi Sharp, Just Kids Lit)

There are also questions to ponder and activities to do, all in all making this a superb contribution … (Barbara Braxton,
The Bottom Shelf)

Allison Marlow Paterson

Allison Marlow Paterson

Allison Marlow Paterson is the author of the 2016 ABIA and CBCA longlisted title Anzac Sons: Five Brothers on the Western Front, the children’s version of the adult non-fiction title Anzac Sons: the Story of Five Brothers in the War to End All Wars. Both are based on a collection of over 500 letters sent […]

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