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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia.
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Celebrating the birth of the ANZAC spirit
Camp Gallipoli is a very special event to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the ANZAC Cove landings. This will be one of the most important commemorations that we will be a part of in our lifetime.

Light Horse ANZAC Day
ANZACs (©paula mcmanus)

The Camp is being held over 2 days at the Morphettville Racecourse in Adelaide on April 24th and 25th 2015.

Tickets are on sale now for one of the biggest events to be held in Adelaide in 2015. The first round of ticket sales sold out, so if you're wanting to be involved in this historically important event, my advice is to get in quick.

Nothing will keep the ANZAC spirit alive more than the education of the younger generations. School and community groups are strongly encouraged to attend.

ANZAC Day Dawn Service
ANZAC Day Dawn Service (©paula mcmanus)

Camp Gallipoli will be held simultaneously in 9 camps around Australia and in New Zealand and will be live streamed to ANZAC Cove in Gallipoli for the 100th Dawn Service.

Each of the 9 camp sites are historically linked to WWI.

The Morphettville Racecourse was where men enlisted to join the armed forces in World War 1. The Australian Army 10th Battalion formed at Morphettville in August 1914. The infantry battalion was made up entirely of South Australian men, and served at Gallipoli from April 1915 to December 1915.

It's definitely an event for the whole family, it will be a mix of the modern and the historical. The event will be educational, with a focus on respect and honour for those who were the original ANZACs.

Ticket holders will get to sleep outdoors; under the stars in a replica WWI swag. The 2 days/1 night experience will be a respectful, informative and entertaining event, with a mix of modern technology and historical documentaries.

WWI Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide
WWI Cemetery, West Terrace, Adelaide

Tickets include meals, refreshments, documentaries and a movie screening of Gallipoli by Peter Weir, 2 live concerts, as well as a live cross via a big screen to the 100th Anniversary Dawn Service in Gallipoli.

This is your chance to be a part of the ANZAC remembrance history. I feel that this will be an unforgettable experience and one that will be remembered and talked about for a very long time.

The Ode of Remembrance

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Remembrance Poppies
Remembrance Poppies (©paula mcmanus)

Follow Camp Gallipoli on Facebook for all the news and updates leading up to this great event

Morphettville is approximately 10kms from the city of Adelaide in South Australia and is an easy drive from the city. The trams and buses stop at the Racecourse. The suburb and the racecourse after named after Sir John Morphett, a pioneer, land owner and South Australian politician.
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Why? 100th Anniversary of the ANZACs
When: 24th to 25th April 2015
Where: Morphettville Racecouse, Morphettville
Cost: cost vary, check the website
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Love your articles Paula! :) xx
by All About Entertainment (score: 2|940) 2584 days ago
Sounds like a great event. For those wanting to learn more about the Gallipoli campaign, keep in mind there are now many books written on the subject to get you up to date for the anniversary.
by elvis (score: 0|4) 2575 days ago
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