Working closely with the State Library of Queensland and the Australian Alexa team, Alkira transports you back in time, to listen to the oral histories and diaries of past and present serving members of the Australian armed forces. These moving stories from WWI, WWII and beyond have been curated by State Library of Queensland for Anzac Square Memorial Galleries. You can also use Anzac Stories to play the Last Post and be guided through a minute’s silence.
Accessing Anzac Stories is simple, just say any of the below phrases to your voice assistant:
- Say ‘Launch Anzac Stories’ to hear a selection of oral histories from past and present serving members of the armed forces or stories retold from letters and diaries.
- Say ‘Ask Anzac Stories to Play the Last Post’ to conduct a virtual service and observe a minute’s silence.
- If you don’t already have an Alexa or Google Assistant-enabled device, you can still access the service by downloading the Amazon Alexa or the Google Assistant app onto your smart phone.
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The experience features short stories about past war heroes and those currently in service from State Library’s collection.