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Purple Poppies for Pozieres, France!

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in News, News & Events | 0 comments

Over 9 million animals died during WWI including many thousands of Australian war horses, mules, donkeys, pigeons and dogs and no Australian war animals were returned home due to quarantine restrictions. On the 21st of July 2017 we will be opening Australia’s official war animal memorial in Pozieres, France. How can you help? AWAMO hopes to display handmade purple poppies at the ceremony.  We invite people young and old to participate by: drawing a war animal; colouring in a purple poppy; and/or crochet or knit your own purple poppy All purple poppies will be taken to Pozieres and displayed at the ceremony. Post your poppy or poppies to: AWAMO HQ 13 Primrose Street South Toowoomba   Qld  4350    ...

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AWAMO would like to invite schools to participate in supporting Australia’s official war animal memorial in Pozieres, France.

Posted by on Feb 16, 2017 in For Schools, Schools | 0 comments

Over 9 million animals died during WWI including many thousands of Australian war horses, mules, donkeys, pigeons and dogs.  No Australian war animals were returned home due to quarantine restrictions. On the 21st of July 2017 we will be opening Australia’s official war animal memorial in Pozieres, France. How can you help? AWAMO hopes to display, at the ceremony, both art work and purple poppies from Australian school children.  We invite children of all ages to participate by: drawing a war animal colouring in a purple poppy make your own purple poppy donate a gold coin and a poppy with your personalised message will be laid at the memorial in France.      ...

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Pozieres

Posted by on May 4, 2016 in News | 0 comments

AWAMO is proud to release our new product pavers, these will be used to raise funds for Australia’s first war animal memorial in Pozieres, France next year. Pozieres is a small village in the Somme valley in France and endured some of the most bitter and costly fighting for Australian troops in 1916. Pozieres was also the place of untold losses in animal life: “It is estimated that over 8,000,000 perished or were wounded in the great war, however this...

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New Release! A Centenary of Australian Animals at War

Posted by on Feb 27, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Nigel Allsopp’s Australian War Animals 100 years on pays tribute to animals enlisted involuntarily to serve in war. This book tells the untold history of Australia’s animal warriors, 100 years ago, their continued use in warfare in present day operations, and the fight to get their deeds officially recognised; a struggle that still goes on...

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Australia Post commemorates a century of animals in war in new stamp issue!

Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in News | 0 comments

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Australian Army Veterinary Troop conduct Skill at Arms Display in Norco, USA!

Posted by on Oct 3, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Australian Army Veterinary Troop in Norco...

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School Educational Material

Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in For Schools, Schools | 0 comments

The aim of this information is to recognize the deeds of animals during Australian military service and to educate generations to follow of the sacrifices of four legged diggers have made. Military service is defined by the AWAM as peace or war operations or employment. War Animals are defined by the AWAM as any animal breed used by the ADF or used in ADF service. This will include all past and present conflicts and operational roles such as: Military...

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