Pete Wargent blogspot

Co-founder & CEO of AllenWargent property buyer's agents, offices in Brisbane (Riverside) & Sydney (Martin Place), and CEO of WargentAdvisory (providing subscription analysis, reports & services to institutional clients).

4 x finance/investment author - 'Get a Financial Grip: a simple plan for financial freedom’ (2012) rated Top 10 finance books by Money Magazine & Dymocks.

"Unfortunately so much commentary is self-serving or sensationalist. Pete Wargent shines through with his clear, sober & dispassionate analysis of the housing market, which is so valuable. Pete drills into the facts & unlocks the details that others gloss over in their rush to get a headline. On housing Pete is a must read, must follow - he is one of the better property analysts in Australia" - Stephen Koukoulas, MD of Market Economics, former Senior Economics Adviser to Prime Minister Gillard.

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"I've been investing for over 40 years & read nearly every investment book ever written yet I still learned new concepts in his books. Pete Wargent is one of Australia's finest young financial commentators." - Michael Yardney, Australia's leading property expert, Amazon #1 best-selling author.

"The most knowledgeable person on Aussie real estate markets - Pete's work is great, loads of good data and charts, the most comprehensive analyst I follow in Australia. If you follow Australia, follow Pete Wargent" - Jonathan Tepper, Variant Perception, Global Macroeconomic Research, and author of the New York Times bestsellers 'End Game' and 'Code Red'.

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Thursday, 24 April 2014

ANZAC

An early start indeed for Australians with the dawn service commencing at 4.30am before repairing to the local Returned and Services Leagues (RSL) Club for a traditional game of Two Up.

ANZAC Day is seen to be Australia's most important national occasion.

It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during World War I.

The word ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.

The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as "Anzacs" and the pride they took in that name endures to this day.

When war broke out in 1914 Australia had been a Federal Commonwealth for only 13 years, and as such the newly formed national government was particularly keen to establish its reputation on the world stage.

In 1915 the ANZACS were to form part of the Allied expedition which became known as the Gallipoli campaign, the aim of which was to capture Constantinople (today’s Istanbul) in Turkey, which was then the capital of the Ottaman Empire and an ally to Germany.

The Australian and New Zealand forces landed on Gallipoli on 25 April and immediately met with fierce resistance from the Turkish defence.

The Gallipoli campagain had been designed as a plan to knock Turkey out the War quickly but instead it became a stalemate and the campaign dragged on for eight gruesome months.

At the end of 1915 the allied forces were evacuated, after both sides had suffered heavy casualties and endured great hardships.

Over 8000 Australian soldiers had been killed in the campaign.

News of the landing on Gallipoli had made a profound impact on Australians at home and 25 April soon became the day on which Australians remembered the sacrifice of those who had died in the war.

The Gallipoli campaign failed in its military objectives for the War but the Australian and New Zealand actions during the campaign left us with a powerful legacy.

What became known as the “Anzac legend” remains an important part of the identity of both nations.

The Ode

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning

We will remember them.