Category Archives: ANZAC

Of St Aidan, ANZAC and Serbia

Another year and another commemoration of the sacrifices of WWI for ANZAC Day (25th April) is upon us. We’re so focused on the horrors of Gallipolli, victories of Palestine and madness of France and Belgium that we forget (actually I … Continue reading

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From the Uttermost ends of the Earth

Tomorrow, 25 April 2016, marks 100 years since the first ANZAC commemoration, 101 years since the brief, bloody and ultimately futile war for control of the Dardanelles was kicked off by British and Australian Troops landing on the Gallipoli Peninsula.  … Continue reading

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100 Riders for 100 years ANZAC Memorial Service at Waikari

The service at Waikari went off without a hitch (as far as I could see).  Horses and riders had breakfasted at 4.30am for their dawn service at The Peaks Hall then ridden 20km on paved roads to parade past the … Continue reading

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Reminder: 100 years 100 horses, ANZAC Day services at Hawarden and Waikari

This Saturday, 25th April is the 100 year anniversary of the British invasion of the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey.  ANZACs, the newly formed Australia and New Zealand Army Corp, were a key part of the planned invasion that quickly turned … Continue reading

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War Horse Memorial Ride at Birch Hill

It’s over a month ago that we took part in the memorial ride for the war horses.  It went off pretty well with an overcast day that kept the heat down.  Kirsty rode and I walked the 6km route.  I … Continue reading

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ANZAC Events: The NZ Mounted Rifles in the Gallipoli Centenary Commemoration

There are two ANZAC Day events this year involving horses in North Canterbury.  The first is an evening commemoration for the horses that left NZ for the First World War to be held in Rangiora on Saturday 14th February followed … Continue reading

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