Think Piece Series
Below you will find the Anzac Centenary Think Piece Series; short discussion articles written by South Australian, veterans, defence personnel, military historians, authors, academics, educators, and journalists all who have a particular interest and/or expertise in the Anzac Centenary and in Australia’s military history.
Thu 23 April: Brigadier Tim Hanna – We Must Remember Them
Thu 30 April: Sir Eric Neal – Lest We Forget
Thu 7 May: Lt Col David McCammon – Who Did You Remember On Anzac Day?
Thu 14 May: Dr Susan Neuhaus – Women Need Not Apply
Thu 21 May: Robert Kearney – Suspension of Arms
Thu 28 May: WO1 Colin Watego – Warrior Spirit as one with Anzac Spirit
Thu 4 June: Dr Sharon Mascall-Dare – We Did Not Fight Alone
Thu 11 June: Darren Peters – Stories You Need To Tell
Thu 18 June: Major Sally Heidenreich – How Military Service Has Changed
Thu 25 June: Barry Presgrave – Never Forget Our Service
Thu 2 July: Christeen Schoepf – Before the Poppy: Violets for Remembrance
Thu 9 July: David Everitt – With Thanks To Our Quiet Achievers
Thu 16 July: Adam Paterson – The Royal Australian Navy and Gallipoli
Thu 23 July: Colonel C.P. Moore – Colours of Courage
Thu 30 July: Dr Christopher Verco – SA Medical Practitioners & Medical Students who served in WWI
Thu 6 August: James Hurst – The Charge at the Nek
Wed 12 August: Bill Corey – I’m just Bill
Thu 13 August: Dr Nigel Starck – Victory in the Pacific
Thu 20 August: Stephen Lewis – Air Ace Bob Cowper – just another ordinary bloke?
Thu 27 August: Dr John Weste – Germans in SA: interning enemy aliens
Thu 3 September: Janice Pavils – From Obelisk to Dardanelles Cenotaph
Thu 10 September: Steve Larkins – Every corner of the globe.
Thu 17 September: Group Captain, Ross Bender – Battle of Britain defining today’s RAAF
Thu 24 September: Michael Coligan – From footy field to battlefield.
Thu 1 October: Graham Cornes OAM – Why did they have to die?
Thu 8 October: Colonel Peter Scott DSO, (Rtd) – Recalling 3RAR in the Korean War
Thu 15 October: Professor Annette Summers AO RFD – Remembering our medical heroes
Thu 22 October: Dr Claire Woods – Defying the odds: Looking to the future.
Thu 29 October: Calli Morgan – Time to Remember our Servicewomen
Thu 5 November: Catherine Manning – South Australia’s Home front History.
Thu 12 November: Lieutenant Colonel Graham Goodwin – Reflections on Remembrance
Thu 19 November: Dr Azer Banu Kemaloğlu – The power of personal stories to transgress hostilities of the past
Thu 26 November: Graham Parks – What is commemoration?
Thu 3 December: Julia Langrehr – Mateship remains central to the RSL
Thu 10 December: Kim Philips – The Last Man
Thu 17 December: Rodney Beams – The last thing on their minds
Thu 24 December: Mark Bourchier – Missing from the Christmas table.
Thu 31 December: Chris Burns CSC – A Century of Australian Military Service in the Middle East
Thu 7 January: Helen Adamson – The War Widows’ Guild of SA turns 70.
Thu 14 January: Robert Black AM RFD – Legacy in the Centenary of ANZAC
Thu 21 January: Robert Jarrad – A time for family reflections
Thu 28 January: Andrew Piper – Can you give me information concerning my son?
Thu 4 February: Ray Kemp – Our Remarkable Silent Anzacs
Thu 11 February: Moose Dunlop OAM – Why so many ancillary ex-service organisations?
Thu 18 February: Bob Macintosh AFC OAM – We must find a way to lasting peace
Thu 25 February: Ian Shaw – Through my Grandmother’s Eyes
Thu 3 March: Lachlan Clyne – Unley’s Own at The Windmill, Pozieres
Thu 10 March: Dr Barbara Orchard – Our WWII Servicewomen
Thu 17 March: Lieutenant Colonel Trent Burnard – Mateship Across the Generations
Thu 24 March: Don Longo – The Great War and Rural SA
Thu 31 March: Mrs Lan Le – Telling our home front stories is important
Thu 7 April: David Faber – The Anzac tradition and dissent
Thu 14 April: Dr Claire Woods – A unique Game of Football: the tradition continues.
Thu 21 April: Lieutenant Colonel Graham Goodwin – It’s just a biscuit
Thu 28 April: Keith Harrison – Torrens – A special precinct
Thu 5 May: Lieutenant Colonel Jack Gregg – Empathy – a hallmark of Australia’s Defence service style
Thu 12 May: Martin Bayer – Do Mention the War! A German Perspective
Thu 19 May: Brad West – How to remember the Vietnam War?
Thu 26 May: Group Captain Greg Weller – Remembering our Unsung Heroes
Thu 2 Jun: Kevin Jones – Making the choice to stay home
Thu 9 Jun: LTCOL Jimmy Passan – India’s unsung heroes acknowledged at last
Thu 16 Jun: Peter FitzSimons – A salute to ‘Boss’
Thu 23 Jun: Lt Melanie Fuller – The puzzle of a family military history
Thu 30 Jun: Heidi Van Gerwin – War stories inspired Adelaide’s Flanders Field Poppy Trail
Thu 7 Jul: Barbara Orchard – Food for Thought
Thu 14 Jul: Elena Govor – Russian Anzacs in South Australia
Thu 21 Jul: Christophe de Nijs – Belgians and Australians; rediscovering our shared history.
Thu 28 Jul: Louise Bagger – When a picture paints 1000 words
Thu 4 Aug: Christine Rothauser – The Great War; causes and concequences – a personal view.
Thu 11 Aug: Mike von Berg – In the War Engine Room
Thu 18 Aug: Jean Debelle – Caring for the Long Tan wounded
Thu 25 Aug: Fred Fairhead – Long Tan with the benefit of hindsight
Thu 1 Sep: Pamela Schulz – How the Anzac tradition gave a little ‘new Australian’ girl a chance
Thu 8 Sep: Howard Hendrick – Father and Son
Thu 15 Sep: Neil Wilson – The Lonely ANZAC
Thu 22 Sep: Phil Mason – In recognition of the Merchant Navy
Thu 29 Sep: Helen Meyer – Sandy Palmer died today.
Thu 6 Oct: Rachel Harris – The Home Front’s Forgotten Women
Thu 13 Oct: Prof. Melanie Oppenheimer – After the war…what happens?
Thu 20 Oct: The Hon. Leesa Vlahos MP – PTSD – then and now
Thu 27 Oct: Elizabeth Ho OAM – History; a window on the truth
Thu 3 Nov: Michael Von Berg MC OAM – Indigenous Brothers in Arms
Thu 10 Nov: Group Captain Phil Champion – The Unknown Soldier
Thu 17 Nov: Paul Sykes – The Family Never Forgets
Thu 24 Nov: Chantelle Graham – Hallowed ground
Thu 1 Dec: Jennifer Dowling – I just wanted to be there
Thu 8th Dec: Andrew Natale – Digging deeper
Thu 15 Dec: Simon Kelly – Return to Country
Thu 22 Dec: Rob Manton – Spare a thought
Thu 5 Jan: Graeme Buchan – A 5th Pioneer Battalion legacy at Pompoota
Thu 12 Jan: Colleen Haskett-Buchan – Remembering My Grandfather – an early advocate for Veterans
Thu 19 Jan: Chantelle Graham – More than a simple animal
Thu 26 Jan: Bill Denny – Finding Michael
Thu 2 Feb: WGCDR Bob Macintosh AFC, OAM – When is a war not a war?
Thu 9 Feb: Michael Wohltmann – German-Australians in the Great War
Thu 16 Feb: Dr Nigel Starck – Cartoonist of the ‘Death Railway’
Thu 23 Feb: Brigadier Laurie Lewis AM (Retd) – Missing mates
Thu 2 Mar: Lauren Hadaway – From a daughter’s Perspective
Thu 9 Mar: Rob Manton – Drop the ‘D’
Thu 16 Mar: Bill Hignett – Remembering David Paterson
Thu 23 Mar: Chantelle Graham – Who is worthy?
Thu 30 Mar: Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Tracy Smart AM – The Spirit lives
Thu 6 Apr: The Hon Martin Hamilton-Smith MP – The Closet of Calls
Thu 13 Apr: Ian Smith – Why do you march?
Thu 20 Apr: Captain Sharon Mascall-Dare – In Turkey the call it Abide
Thu 27 Apr: Sapper Curtis McGrath OAM – DUSTOFF
Thu 4 May: Sharon Cleary – Bulletproof
Thu 11 May: Professor Peter Monteath – Roland Carter in the Great War
Thu 18 May: Andrea Gerrard – The Headstone Project
Thu 25 May: James Hurst – The Cods
Thu 1 Jun: Group Captain Greg Weller – Recalling the lesser known Indigenous War-time legacy
Thu 8 Jun: John Thorne ESM – National Servicemen Memorial
Thu 15 Jun: The Hon Dr Brendan Nelson AO – For we are young and free
Thu 22 Jun: Flight Lieutenant Paul Dare – Being left behind
Thu 29 Jun: Harjit Singh – A son of Australia
Thu 6 Jul: Charlotte Matthias – Why do we commemorate?
Thu 13 Jul: Caitlin Ward – Getting lost on the roads
Thu 20 Jul: MAJ Clare O’Neill – Defining the Contemporary Veteran
Thu 27 Jul: Brigadier Mick Burgess – The stories of heroes
Thu 3 Aug: Dr John H Newton – The view from the Principal’s study
Thu 10 Aug: Hayley Boswell – From a Partner’s Perspective
Thu 17 Aug: Darren Paech – Anzac Day – A personal perspective
Thu 24 Aug: Paul Flynn – Hope and Healing Underpinned by Research
Thu 31 Aug: Pat Beale – What was Amiens?
Thu 7 Sep: Dr Helen Donovan – Effective support for stress illness
Thu 14 Sep: Melanie Fuller – Still following the Sapper
Thu 21 Sep: Dr Romain Fathi and Dr Annmarie Reid – Looking for traces of the First World War: The South Australians in France Project
Thu 28 Sep: Brenton Ragless – Train of thought
Thu 5 Oct: Chantelle Graham – Extended Family
Thu 12 Oct: Ben Parkinson – Continuing to Serve
Thu 19 Oct: Rob Manton – Honouring those who served
Thu 26 Oct: Paula Dabovich – People paused to think
Thu 2 Nov: Simon Kelly – That great victory
Thu 9 Nov: Chantelle Graham – Stop and remember