Sydney will join cities and towns across Australia commemorating Anzac Day on Monday.
I will join war veterans and their families at the Dawn Service in Martin Place, be part of a service at Pyrmont and honour a group of heroic men who served Australia although they were underage at the time.
I will also recognise the Aboriginal men and women who served in both wars at a commemoration in Redfern. This year has a special focus on the sisters, mothers, aunties and grandmothers, some of whom served in the armed forces, and many more who kept their families together during the hard war years. These women had their work made all the more difficult because not all indigenous servicemen were paid the same as their white counterparts, while some were not paid at all.
I invite you to join me in marking ANZAC Day.
- Anzac Day Dawn Service: Monday 25 April, from 4.15am Cenotaph, Martin Place.
- Mustard Seed Anzac Day Service: Monday 25 April, 8.30am - 9.30am Union Square Pyrmont, off Harris Street.
- Anzac Day March: Monday 25 April, begins at 9am from corner of Pitt Street and Martin Place and proceeds via George and Bathurst Streets to Elizabeth Street.
- Redfern Diggers Anzac Day Commemoration Service: Monday 25 April. Wreath laying ceremony at Redfern Park War Memorial at 12:45pm, followed by march to Redfern Community Centre with a commemorative ceremony beginning at 1.30pm.