Did you know that ‘Diggers’ often enjoy a ‘Gunfire Breakfast’ after early morning Dawn Parades? (A gunfire-breakfast is coffee and rum!) Immerse your class in the rich history of Anzac Day to support their understanding of the 2015 100th anniversary commemorations at Gallipoli... you can mix and match from the 54 pages to best meet the needs of your class.
John "Jack" Simpson Kirkpatrick (centre of picture) who served under the name John Simpson, was a stretcher bearer with the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) during the Gallipoli Campaign. After landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, he obtained a donkey and began carrying wounded soldiers from the frontline to the beach, for evacuation. He did this for three and a half weeks, often under fire, until he was killed. Simpson and his Donkey are a key part of the "Anzac legend".