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Anzac leave

Join this Vicfix campaign to bring home reports about Anzacs on furlough

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About Anzac leave

In September 1918, Prime Minister Hughes granted a three-month furlough from military duty to soldiers who had enlisted in 1914 and were still on active service. Among the contingent who received Anzac leave were 817 Victorians, whose disembarkation at Port Melbourne in November unexpectedly coincided with the Armistice. 

Newspapers of the time list the names and military ranks of the returning Anzacs, the celebrations and receptions that were held from Melbourne to Violet Town and beyond to mark the men's return to their home towns, and the various perks and privileges that the soldiers received on homecoming.

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Gallipoli Anzacs at Broadmeadows Camp, glass lantern slide, September 1914

Anzac leave

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