In late 1914 Over 41,000 Australians and New Zealanders in two large convoys of vessels over 50 ships strong, departed a small piece of paradise on the WA south coast for the First World War. For many of these young men and women, this would be the last time they saw Australian soil.
Today on this same small piece of paradise stands the award winning state-of-the-art National Anzac Centre that remembers the stories of the men and women who left from here and would go on to form what is now one of the most significant stories in Australia’s short history as a nation, the story of the ANZACs.
The precinct surrounding the National Anzac Centre is home to a number of interpretive and commemorative experiences, all developed to immerse visitors in the Anzac legend, whilst creating an intimate connection to this special place. Start your cultural pilgrimage here.