Honouring our ANZACs

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
– Laurence Binyon

To honour the ANZAC legacy, the State Library of Western Australia’s Data and Discovery team have curated a special Top 10 list of photos from our collection especially for ANZAC Day. By preserving and treasuring the social and documentary history of the ANZACs we ensure that they will never be forgotten.

Returning soldiers.

1. Returning soldiers.

1914 - C. Longmore and his brother H. Longmore, killed in action at Gallipoli.

2. c1914 – C. Longmore and his brother H. Longmore, killed in action at Gallipoli.

H. Phil Fry mounted on horse in front of the Sphinx in Egypt, 10th Light Horse, 1915.

3. H. Phil Fry mounted on horse in front of the Sphinx in Egypt, 10th Light Horse, 1915.

16th Battalion AIF, originals left after Gallipoli, 1915.

4. 16th Battalion AIF, originals left after Gallipoli, 1915.

ANZAC Day, Perth, 2007.

5. ANZAC Day, Perth, 2007.

Gordon Reid laying a wreath at Anzac Day ceremony , 1957.

6. Gordon Reid laying a wreath at Anzac Day ceremony , 1957.

Bunbury War Memorial, Anzac Day, 1956.

7. Bunbury War Memorial, Anzac Day, 1956.

Ex-servicemen marching in the 1930 ANZAC Day Parade, Perth.

8. Ex-servicemen marching in the 1930 ANZAC Day Parade, Perth.

Hugo Throssell, James Woods and Thomas (Jack) Axford, VC winners at the 1928 ANZAC Day ceremony .

9. Hugo Throssell, James Woods and Thomas (Jack) Axford, VC winners at the 1928 ANZAC Day ceremony .

Elevated view of crowd in the Esplanade Perth. Swan river and South Perth in the background, 1928.

10. Elevated view of crowd in the Esplanade Perth. Swan river and South Perth in the background, 1928.

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