In the spirit of ANZAC, let us stand-to for a Driveway Dawn Service, united together in spirit, to commemorate those who served and gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Our First Story: Geelong’s Ernest Brough
Geelong, Victoria’s second largest city, was instrumental in providing large numbers of soldiers to serve in World War II.
Here, some of Geelong’s finest ANZACs are immortalised in film and war diary audio recordings recounting these diggers’ remarkable and moving World War II stories.
Stemming from the amazing response to Ernest Brough’s mini documentary, the Geelong RSL is committed to capturing and preserving as many of Geelong’s ANZAC stories as possible before time runs out.
These diggers’ accounts keep Geelong’s ANZAC’s memories alive, accessible and in safe-keeping for Geelong residents and beyond; now and for future generations.
"In 2011 while a student at Belmont High-school, Zahn Gane was lucky enough to travel to Gallipoli as part of Premiers Spirit of ANZAC Prize. The trip had such a huge impact on Zahn’s life, he’s now studying international relations at Deakin University in Geelong, Australia.."
"Deployed back to Afghanistan since receiving a gunshot wound, remains a current serving member. Dedicated to helping return serving veterans."
"My trip to Gallipoli and the Western Front helped shape me as a person, walking in the footsteps of our ANZACs. As I stood at the exact point of where my great grandfather, John Patrick and his battalion fought at Pozieres 100 years ago, I felt the presence of a man I never knew. I felt a connection that transcends generations, and a longing to have heard my Grandfather and my Great Grandfathers stories firsthand."