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  • Menin Gate Last Post, Ypres

  • Rhododendron Ridge, Gallipoli

  • Tyne Cot, Belgium

  • Villers-Bretonneux, France


Australian War Memorial Goes Beyond the Line of Duty for Battlefield Tours

Melbourne, VIC, 28th September 2011 - The Australian War Memorial reveals a unique and personalised service for travellers aspiring to walk in the footsteps of their military ancestors who fought during the First World War in Gallipoli and on the Western Front.

While many tour operators visit the famous battlefield sites and retell the many stories of courage and sacrifices made by our Australian diggers, the Australian War Memorial has extended their services by assisting their tour participants with their family research and ensuring they visit sites of particular interest to them.

“Researching family connections helps create a personal experience when touring the battlefields,” says Nick Fletcher, a curator at the Australian War Memorial. “For those Australians who may not have any military ancestry, our tours also provide an opportunity to honor these men who sacrificed their lives by visiting the scenes of their gallant deeds which have helped form our nation’s character.”

The battlefield tours are designed and led by the Memorial’s historians and curators, who have access to a vast array of resources such as documentation, maps, films and photographs from the Australian War Memorial archives, providing them an expert advantage in their field and unrivalled level of personalised service in their tours.

“These tours are both a commemorative and educational journey into an important part of our nation’s history, yet for some it becomes a personal pilgrimage”, expressed John Waller, CEO, Boronia Travel Centre, and ‘official travel agent’ to the Australian War Memorial.

“By providing such a personalised family research service, the Australian War Memorial and Boronia Travel Centre can not only enhance the overall travel experience but also touch the hearts of those seeking to connect with their family history”, noted John.

For more information visit: www.battlefieldtourspecialists.com.au/family-search or call Boronia Travel Centre on 1800 035 350. # # #

About Boronia Travel Centre

For nearly 20 years, Boronia Travel Centre have specialised in battlefield tours to Gallipoli, the Western Front and Tobruk. Boronia Travel Centre is the “official travel agent” to the Australian War Memorial battlefields tours and are responsible for all their travel arrangements. These tours are the most informative and in depth tours available, and are specifically designed by the Australian War Memorial historians and curators. Boronia Travel Centre is a fully licensed travel agent (Lic. 31037) and a member of TravelScene American Express.

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