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Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation Inc.

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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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 Working Dogs ADF Mascots Equines Pigeons Camels Marine Mammals Other native and exotic animal used in aid or comfort of defence personnel. Throughout history, in war and in peacetime, animals and mankind have worked alongside each other. As beasts of burden, messengers, protectors, mascots, and friends, these war animals have demonstrated true valour and an enduring partnership with humans. The...

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First War Animal Memorial for a school in Australia

Posted by on Dec 21, 2013 in For Schools, Memorials, Schools | 0 comments

Plaque commemorates all animals who were lost in war. The school is the first school in Australia to have a War Memorial Plaque dedicated solely to animals lost in war. Students from the school asked their principal how they could honour war heroes as a large percentage of students are dependents of soldiers from the near by Enoggera military camp. Brigadier Greg Bilton  CSC, ADC 7th Brigade-Enoggera,  unveiled the plaque situated in the school grounds. The President of Australia War Animal Memorials ,Nigel Allsopp, arranged the plaque and animals for the day whilst the school staff arranged the event.  Animals attending included a heavy horse, 3x Light horsemen, 2 x Donkeys, 3x RAAF military working dogs and 3x Explosive detection dogs from the army engineers- 2 CER. Animals have played a very significant role in assisting our defence forces over the...

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Planning permission approved for Animal War Memorial site

Posted by on Dec 21, 2013 in Memorials, News, News & Events, Public Parks | 0 comments

After the perquisite wait of 60 days or community feed back, the Toowoomba city council have approved the Australian War Animal Memorial site to be located at Mothers Memorial site...

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