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The story behind the Tribute Collection Australia Remembers

The story behind the Tribute Collection Australia Remembers
15 July 2018 Sophia Sorensen
15 July 2018

Since the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli, Lifewear is proud to be a major part of helping all Australians commemorate and remember those who served by means of the original Tribute Apparel Collection. In the following weeks, let us give you some insights into how and why these incredible designs were created.

The Australia Remembers polo focuses on commemorating the ANZACs at the Gallipoli Peninsula during the first World War.

An Australian soldier from the first World War can be seen kneeling with his SMLE rifle and bayonet attached on the front of the polo. During the Gallipoli Campaign, SMLE No 1 MK III rifles were issued to the Australian Forces for use, alongside the Pattern 1907 Bayonet.

The soldiers of WW1 had a practical and comfortable uniform for that point in time. Where most army troops from other nationalities were required to wear a tight fitting and restrictive jacket, the Australian army opted for a looser fitting and more functional working jacket.

The soldiers wore a Slouch Hat made from rabbit or wool felt with emu feathers. This hat is symbolic of the Australian men who fought in World War One, and this hat continued to be worn in World War Two.

The Emu Plume seen on the hats was a tradition which was carried on from the great shearers strike in Queensland in 1891. During this strike, the QLD Mounted Infantry were called out, and in their free time they would ride their horses alongside the emus, and pluck a breast feather to put into their hat band.

 

 DID YOU KNOW?

Lifewear has received an official, special endorsement from the Brand Manager of the Australian Army for the usage of the 3rd pattern – The Rising Sun Badge.

This special insignia was worn by all soldiers of the 1st and 2nd Australian Imperial Force in both WW1 and WW2. This version of the rising sun badges incorporated a scroll which had the words “Australian Commonwealth Military Forces” inscribed.

The soldier kneeling is an act of respect to his fellow soldiers who fought at war. In the soldiers hand, he holds his rifle to the ground. The red poppies blooming pay tribute to those who died fighting for freedom; the red colour is said to represent the blood of the fallen soldiers.

In a moment of solitude, respect and sadness, there is a sign of freedom. Birds take flight in the horizon, bringing hope and a new sense of freedom. The British flag is imprinted on the shoulder as a commemorative symbol for the UK; one of Australia’s allies.

The back of this polo shows a soldier saluting at a war memorial; a gesture of respect and acknowledgement. This silhouette image also shows the Australian and New Zealand flags risen to the top, symbolising the army corps.

Our original Tribute Collection delivers a respectful polo shirt style with commemorating all men and women who served Australia and New Zealand. Discover the whole range here ➜ and select your favourite design.

 

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