The Collage 2015 ©
Since the early days of nationhood, both Australia and New Zealand have sent servicemen and women to many conflicts in all parts of the world to defend our country and to ensure the luxury of freedom and democracy that we enjoy today. These troops, known as ANZACs are legendary for their spirit, endurance, courage, ingenuity, good humour and, of course, mateship.
Fought on the distant shores of Turkey in 1915, the battle of Gallipoli remains an icon of that spirit today. But like all wars, it came at a huge cost in lives lost with many more wounded both physically and psychologically leaving them to suffer for the rest of their lives.
Led by Currumbin Palm Beach Veterans’ Support Centre Chairman/Advocate Tony Hornby, and supported by Currumbin RSL, The Collage 2015, a centenary cenotaph commemorative poster was formalised. The Collage 2015 is a symbol of a nation’s eternal gratitude to those who have served for our freedom. This commemorative ANZAC collage was created from cenotaph images provided by over 535 RSL Sub-Branches and local Councils across Australia and New Zealand. It is only a small number of the total of cenotaphs that can be found throughout both countries, however we have endeavoured to capture the spirit of the two nations and their pride.
The Collage was designed by students from the Visual Arts Creative Excellence Centre at Palm Beach Currumbin High School. Over 100 different designs were presented, with one winner selected. It is proudly endorsed by the Australian War Memorial, the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Clubs Australia, Clubs New Zealand, RSL & Services Clubs, Solider On (Australia) and Fields of Remembrance (New Zealand).
100% of profits made from the sale of The Collage will be distributed to Veterans’ welfare, including Soldier On and Fields of Remembrance.
Price is AUD. If purchasing from NZ, your bank will convert the sale price at time of payment.