From the 4th of August this year, Australia will begin commemorating the Centenary of the First World War. Anzac Centenary commemorative events and initiatives will run until 2018, reflecting the length of the Great War.
Angus Houston, AC, AFC (Ret’d) who served as Chair of the Anzac Centenary Board from 2011 until March 2014, will present the 17th Annual Hawke Lecture. In his address he will reflect on why a century later it remains important to observe this time in history, and why the Anzac story continues to resonate with the values of many Australians.
As Chair of the Anzac Centenary Board, Houston provided strategic advice to the Government on the national program for the Anzac Centenary 2014 – 2018. Houston served 41 years with the military, including Chief of the Defence Force from 2005 until July 2011. Prior to that he was Chief of Air Force for four years.
Houston is also Chair of the Council for the Order of Australia, the Defence South Australia Advisory Board and the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. He is also a Board Member of the Lowy Institute for International Policy.
Free registration, Commemorating the Anzac Centenary: Why is it Important for all Australians?
5 August, 6pm
Adelaide Town Hall
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