Below is a list of links to websites we have found useful.
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AUSTRALIAN PEACEKEEPER & PEACEMAKER VETERANS' ASSOCIATION
Boronia, VIC, Australia
The Australian Peacekeeper and Peacemaker Veterans’ Association (APPVA) is a not-for-profit veterans organisation that provides for the comfort and assistance with welfare and entitlements for ADF Veterans and Peacekeepers, including their families.
NEW ZEALAND DEFENCE FORCE
Every hour of every day, the New Zealand Defence Force is contributing to the defence, security and well-being of Aotearoa/New Zealand. It is our goal to maintain well-trained and equipped armed forces that can react to crisis at short notice. We work in partnership with many other government agencies helping people and protecting our territory and our oceans. Regular Force, Reservists and Civilians – together we are a Force for New Zealand.
THE NEW ZEALAND EMBASSY PARIS
We act in the world to make New Zealanders safer and more prosperous. We advance the Government’s international priorities. We interpret changes, provide advice to the Government on their implications, and then act to promote and protect New Zealand's interests. By building connections and influence in other countries we secure the outcomes that matter to New Zealand.
NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF AUSTRALIA
Parkes, ACT, Australia
The National Archives of Australia is a government agency that collects, preserves and encourages access to important Australian Government records. It describes itself as the memory of the nation.
The Archives’ collection of 40 million items traces events and decisions that have shaped the nation and the lives of Australians. Visitors are welcome to explore the collection, online or in person.
SOLDIERS OF PEACE INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION
This international association works to reinforce peace in the world. It is the interlocutor of the United Nations, and continues to carry out social and humanitarian actions on the ground, everywhere where conflicts have necessitated the intervention of the United Nations.
UNITED NATIONS OFFICE AT GENEVA
A key member of the United Nations family, we facilitate the Organization’s work in the promotion of peace, development and human rights. We build partnerships with civil society, research, academia and other international actors. We nurture mutual respect and understanding through cultural exchange. We preserve the institutional memory and unique heritage of the United Nations, and we reach out to mobilize support for the efforts of our Organization.
AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL
Opened in 1941, the Australian War Memorial is Australia's national memorial to the members of its armed forces and supporting organisations who have died or participated in wars involving the Commonwealth of Australia. The memorial includes an extensive national military museum.
The Shared Histories programme was initially created in October 2013 to raise awareness about the contribution of the New Zealand Division who fought on the western front during WW1 among young New Zealand and French people.
The success of its first phase has led to expanding this programme to include Australian schools, and thus reflect the wider historical context and the contribution of the ANZAC in the Great War. French territories of the Pacific – New Caledonia, French Polynesia and Wallis & Futuna – are also invited to participate.
The intention of the programme is to provide students with the opportunity to discover the profound significance and impact of the sacrifices made by participating countries and territories through interacting and exchanging in an authentic context.
THE AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY IN PARIS
The Australian Embassy in Paris represents the Australian Government on French soil. The links between France and Australia date back to the First World War, when Australian troops volunteered on the Western Front.
The Franco-Australian strategic partnership provides a framework to the bilateral relationship between France and Australia. The partnership focuses on political, economic, environmental and defence cooperation.
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL MEMORIAL
The Australian National Memorial, located behind the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery honours the Australian soldiers who fought in France and Belgium, and who lie under the battlefields. The Memorial consists of a central tower, with spectacular views of the surrounding countryside, flanked by wing walls commemorating the 10,722 Australian casualties who died in France and who have no known grave.