Will Hodgman

Premier of Tasmania



14 October 2014

Guy Barnett, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier

Centenary of ANZAC Launch

The Liberal Government's Centenary of ANZAC commemorative program will be officially launched on Saturday 18 October 2014.

The Centenary of ANZAC represents one of the most significant occasions for our nation.

From 2014 to 2018, Tasmania, along with the rest of Australia will commemorate 100 years of service and sacrifice by Australian servicemen and women in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations since World War One.

The first part of the launch will showcase the 12th/40th Battalion exercising its Freedom of Entry to the City of Hobart, after this the Battalion will proceed to the Hobart Cenotaph where the Premier Will Hodgman will launch the Centenary of ANZAC for Tasmania.

The 12th/40th Battalion will also be commemorating 100 years since the departure of Tasmanian troops from the 12th Battalion on the troopship 'Geelong' from Ocean Pier on Hobart's waterfront on 20 October 1914.

The community is encouraged to put this date in their diaries so they can come along and watch the historic launch event.

A program, including best vantage points, is available at the Tasmanian Government's Centenary of ANZAC webpage: www.centenaryofanzac.tas.gov.au. Updates on the Centenary of ANZAC can be found at the website or on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/centenaryofanzac.



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