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Matt claims ANZAC medal

Thursday, 29th May, 2014

West’s Matt Nelson was awarded with the 2014 ANZAC Day medal.  PICTURE: Ethan James West’s Matt Nelson was awarded with the 2014 ANZAC Day medal. PICTURE: Ethan James

By Ethan James


What do the three AFL ANZAC Day medallists have in common?


It’s a question that may stump even the most ardent Broken Hill trivia buffs.

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Hec’s war is living history

Tuesday, 24th April, 2012

MEMORIES: World War II digger Hec Stellini with his wife Edith and the photograph of her that he carried through the war. MEMORIES: World War II digger Hec Stellini with his wife Edith and the photograph of her that he carried through the war.

 By Kurtis Eichler

World War II veteran Hec Stellini will never forget the day he shot and killed an enemy soldier in New Guinea.

Mr Stellini’s platoon was returning to base when they struck a Japanese patrol. The enemy fled into the jungle with the Australians in pursuit.

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‘Hands off ANZAC Day’

Monday, 9th January, 2012

BRANDING: Cartoonist Peter Broelman’s take on the plan to “brand” Anzac Day. BRANDING: Cartoonist Peter Broelman’s take on the plan to “brand” Anzac Day.

Plan to “brand” day of remembrance draws criticism

By Kurtis Eichler

The Federal Government’s bid to brand the 2015 ANZAC Day centenary has been labelled a ‘waste of money’ by the city’s RSL president.

Announced late last week, the Federal Government has paid $100,000 to a market research group to come up with ideas on how to revamp the sacred day when its centenary occurs in three years time.

Slogans, motifs and themes would be generated for the centenary in a similar fashion to the 50th anniversary of the end of WWII which featured the tagline “Australia remembers”.

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