Centenary Watch: April 2014

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Update 28 April 2014: State plans, commercialisation full on, corporate donors lagging

To help readers keep up with what is happening in the States, we’ve assembled a list of links with some hints on projects to look out for and think critically about:

  • NSW: 27 unpaid Anzac ambassadors; 12 artists currently in Turkey on painting and research trip leading to a travelling exhibition later;
  • Vic: three grants programs; commemorative renaming of places; students’ prizes; story-telling;
  • Qld: grants programs; students’ prize; cultural heritage program;
  • WA: focus on Albany; community grants funded by the WA state lottery; extended commemoration;
  • SA: Anzac Spirit school prize;
  • Tas.: grants program; register of community events;
  • NT: students’ study tour; naming initiative; community grants.

Meanwhile, on the ABC, Conor Duffy investigates the use of the ‘Anzac brand’ (transcript), historypunk has a great collection of commercial uses of Anzac and Michael Brissenden reports that corporate donations to the centenary seem to be lagging.

Update 3 April 2014: Minister announces results of Gallipoli Anzac Day 2015 ballot

The media release includes statistics about successful applicants and advice of a Lone Pine commemorative service for 6 August 1915.

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