The Minister for Defence, Brendan Nelson, has represented the Australian government at the Dawn Service at Gallipoli, in Turkey.
In his address, Nelson said: “At this hour ninety two years ago, ANZACs were on the cusp of giving our nation its identity and place in the world, not only by what they would do here, but how they would do it.”
- Listen to Nelson’s Dawn Service Address.
This is the text of Defence Minister Brendan Nelson’s Address at the Dawn Service at Gallipoli, Turkey.
Australians all let us rejoice, for we are young and free.
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