Knit Poppy Pattern. Free on Woman's Weekly. Etiquette on wearing Poppies The leaf should be positioned at 11 o'clock to represent the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the time that World War One formally ended. He was worried that younger generations wouldn't understand this and his generation wouldn't be around for much longer to teach them.
Hand-made poppies placed around Federation SquareMelbourne's Federation Square has been blanketed in hand-knitted poppies, woven individually and donated from around the world to honour fallen soldiers for the Anzac centenary. The project was the brainchild of Melbourne woman Lynn Berry, who first put out the call two years ago requesting 120 poppies to honour her father, who served in World War II. After quickly reaching her goal, she took the project online and set a new challenge in a…
A service was held on the Western Front by an Australian battalion on the first anniversary of the Gallipoli landing on April 25, 1916, and historians agree that in Australia dawn services spontaneously popped up around the country to commemorate the fallen at Gallipoli in the years after the landing. Professor John Moses from St Mark's National Theological Centre says: "There were many dawn services going on; it's all a bit vague and diffuse." Dr Knapman agrees it's hard to pinpoint the…
2016. Melbourne based Berry said: 'They are spectacular, it's absolutely amazing as there are more than 300,000 poppies. We started in 2013 and put together a beautiful installation in Federation Square in Melbourne. 'Phillip Johnson worked with us on Federation Square…We said 'Why don't we take it to Chelsea?', The poppies have inspired 50,000 people from age two to 102 to knit, and many have been 'planted' by British volunteers from Knitting for Victory
Poppies at Chelsea Flower Show creates carpet of colour
2016. The mastermind behind the new display is Australian designer Philip Johnson, who had won Best Show Garden at Chelsea in 2013. He linked up with Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight, two textile artists, to realise the vision of carpets of red. They started the project three years ago, and originally planned to make just 120 of the flowers to honour their fathers’ service in the Second World War – but it snowballed as it captured imaginations.
https://www.awm.gov.au/encyclopedia/anzac/biscuit/recipe/ The popular Anzac biscuit is a traditional, eggless sweet biscuit. Early recipes did not include coconut. The following recipe (without coconut) was published in The Capricornian (Rockhampton, Queensland) on Saturday, 14th August 1926. Ingredients 2 cups rolled oats 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup plain flour 1/2 cup melted butter 1 tbls golden syrup 2 tbls boiling water 1 tsp bicarbonate soda (add a little more water if mixture is too dry)
https://www.awm.gov.au/encyclopedia/anzac/biscuit/recipe/ recipe supplied courtesy of Arnott's Biscuits Ltd, via Frank Townsend, Chief Chemist. Originally, the biscuits were baked in industrial ovens - recipe altered for a domestic oven.For 6 biscuits; 200 gm/1.5cups/300 mls flour 400 gm/3 cups/600 mls wholemeal flour 40 gm/5 tbls sugar 20 gm/3 tbls milk powder 1.5 gm/good pinch salt 220 mls water If S-R flours are not available, sieve 10 grams of baking powder together with plain flour
Slan Supski, the author of a study into the significance of the Anzac biscuit, wrote that the biscuits not only remind us of a time in Australian history that was seen as pivotal, but they also "signify women's input to the war effort on the home front".
The army biscuit, also known as an Anzac wafer or Anzac tile, is essentially a long shelf-life, hard tack biscuit, eaten as a substitute for bread. Unlike bread, though, the biscuits are very, very hard. Some soldiers preferred to grind them up and eat them as porridge.