Thousands gather to honour Anzacs

Across the Nation, thousands of people have paused to honour those who’ve served our nation in battle this Anzac day.

It’s been 103 years since Anzac troops landed on the Gallipoli peninsula in 1915.

Hundreds of people have gathered at Elephant Rock, Currumbin this morning to honour those who have passed before them.


Elsewhere, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has opened a $100 million dollar war memorial in France.

Students from the Gold Coast’s Livingstone Christian College were the first Australians to tour the facility in Villiers-Bretonneaux.

The tour ends with an eight-minute immersive encounter which re-creates scenes from the battlefields of Western France.

The centre is named after Sir John Monash, a man who is regarded as Australia’s greatest soldier and our commander during the finals stages of the battle of the Western front.