While it was not the anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, evidence confirms that the citizens of Adelaide designated 13 October 1915 as 'Anzac Day'.
From 1916, Australia officially commemorated Anzac Day on 25 April each year.
First World War collections
On our website, you can explore curated collections related to these aspects of the First World War.
The Gallipoli Campaign includes images of Anzac troops in Egypt and Gallipoli, some beautiful hand-tinted glass slides and popular songs from the First World War era.
Life on the Home Front highlights fundraising efforts for the war, the manufacture of bullet cartridges and examples of distractions from the war like shopping, weddings and sporting events.
What did Australians watch at their local cinema during the First World War? Wartime Moviegoing includes clips from some of the movie-going highlights of the time.
You can listen to stirring and sentimental songs devoted to patriotic wartime themes in First World War Popular Music.
Watch the satirical animations of Harry Julius, whose political cartoons commented on the events of the day and served as propaganda for the Allied war effort.
More Anzac footage