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Anzac Day

The New Zealand Story: What It Is and Why It Matters

by Philippa Werry

Page Extent:64 pages

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Aimed at school children but useful for the whole family, this fascinating book exposes the rich history behind Anzac Day in an engaging and informative style, seeking to answer the many questions children often ask their parents and teachers about this important subject.

This book covers all aspects of Anzac Day, from the Gallipoli Campaign and the Great War, right through to the format of the commemorative services held annually throughout the country. The author identifies important memorials around New Zealand, examines the national anthem, the tradition of Anzac biscuits, the Last Post and Reveille music, plus much more. She also offers websites and projects for further study.

The thoroughly researched information is presented alongside numerous images, both historic and contemporary, giving children a very clear view of the significance and background to Anzac Day.

Other informative books by Philippa Werry include: Armistice Day, Best Mates, Waitangi Day and The New Zealand Wars.