989 bears sponsored to 655 primary schools by 550 sponsors... Thank You Whitsunday Anglican School Interact Club For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Whitsunday Anglican School - NORTH MACKAY Donated by family of Devlyn Li'o Never Forget - Our most recent donor - Thank you Thank You From 4S to Macquarie College 2018 For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Macquarie College - WALLSEND Thank You Thank you Christine Quinn Principal 1995 -2018 For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Greenbank State School - GREENBANK Thank You Caloundra RSL Sub Branch & Caloundra Women's Auxil For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Our Lady Of the Rosary Caloundra - Caloundra Thank You Justine For Donating Ernest Harvey - Gallipoli Bear to Leda Primary School - LEDA Thank You Capel RSL For Donating Bernadette O'Meara - Nurse Bear to Capel Primary School - CAPEL Thank You Charlie & Rory Shadie For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Brooklyn Public School - BROOKLYN Thank You HOOPER Family For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Lake Gwelup Primary School - GWELUP Thank You ASC Pty Ltd For Donating Andy Miller - Navy Bear to Pennington School R-7 - PENNINGTON Thank You Railton HADLER Families For Donating Bert Jones - Light Horse Bear to Sandgate State School - SANDGATE

Select your bear. Each of these beautiful bears, with their detailed Great War uniforms and story card, remembers the people and times we commemorate in the Anzac Centenary. Click on any bear to see their story.

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The Armistice Bear is our tribute to every digger who served – and those who never returned. He is the last in our series of sought-after Limited Edition Great War Bears, and we have taken care to ensure that he pays proper tribute to our diggers when our nation commemorates the Centenary of Armistice.

Unique touches make this a special bear:

  • Eyes front – the Armistice Bear stands to attention while offering his salute
  • The WWI Trio – his campaign medals, normally sold separately, are included and he wears them proudly
  • Lest we forget – a poppy to remember the mates and comrades he lost
  • A.I.F. digger – no unit patch or rank insignia, but an embroidered armband to commemorate all who serve
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The first ever Australia in the Great War Australian Flying Corps Bear is ready for take-off. Lieutenant Thomas Hendy celebrates the early days of Australian military aviation. Australia was the only dominion of the British Empire to establish its own flying corps for service in the Great War and some 460 officers and 2,234 other ranks served in the Middle East, over the Western Front, and in training schools in England. All pilots of the A.F.C. were officers of the Australian Imperial Force. His uniform reflects the full-length leather 'Maternity Pattern' flying jacket and leather flight helmet worn to provide warmth during flights in open cockpit aeroplanes. The large angled external pocket on the left-breast provided quick access to maps.

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Captain John Murray continues the Great War commemorative bears collection and story. The original 1914 edition Private Murray bear shared the story of Australia’s entry into the war and became the central character in the much loved Australia in the Great War diaries shared by thousands of Australians.

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Sergeant Wilson wears one of the most iconic and versatile uniform items of the Great War – the A.I.F. Greatcoat. Before service abroad most Australian troops had never seen snow or ground ice, and the chilly winters added to the hardships men faced at Gallipoli, in the deserts and on the Western Front. The Greatcoat was essential protection. The heavy woollen khaki coat weighed about 6.5 pounds (3kgs) and served as an outer jacket, additional blanket and often as a shelter. Grey also has his Brodie helmet and anti-gas mask carry bag at the ready. Limited to just 5,000 bears for worldwide collectors, Grey comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

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The unique Limited Edition Private Harvey Gallipoli Centenary Bear is a must have addition to any collection. Private Ernest Harvey, the Gallipoli Centenary Bear, stands about 40cm in his boots and slouch hat and wears the standard A.I.F. webbing, complete with water canteen, bayonet and helve (the handle for his entrenching tool). Limited to just 10,000 units worldwide, this superb collectable fellow comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

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The unique Limited Edition Corporal Cohen Lone Pine Bear is a must have addition to any collection. Corporal Cohen wears the standard dismounted troops’ uniform and webbing but with trousers cut to shorts in the Gallipoli summer. His white armbands and back patch were worn to help diggers identify ‘friendly’ soldiers in the heat of the battle. Corporal Cohen stands 40cm in his detailed Great War uniform and comes with certificate of authenticity. Only 10,000 worldwide.

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The unique Limited Edition Private Thomas Gallipoli Stretcher-Bearer Bear is a must have addition to any collection. Private Clarence Thomas the Gallipoli Stretcher-Bearer Bear, is ready to help the wounded with his Field Dressing Haversack. Medics didn't wear the standard webbing; rather they had only a leather belt and haversack. Only 2,500 Pte. Thomas will be released for the Centenary. This hero of the trenches comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

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Bert Jones is currently out of stock. He will be available again in October.

 

The unique Limited Edition Trooper Jones Light Horse Bear is a must have addition to any collection. Bert wears the colour patch of 5 LH Regiment, which was raised in Queensland in September 1914 and fought at Gallipoli and then with the ANZAC Mounted Division in the Middle East.

Trooper Jones stands approximately 40cm tall in his boots and slouch hat. He is beautifully presented in a specially branded Australia in Great War Centenary box and comes with a certificate of authenticity. This special bear is limited a production of 10000 units.

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The unique Limited Edition Sister Bernadette Nurse Bear is a must have addition to any collection. Sister O’Meara’s uniform represents the ‘working dress’ of the Australian Army Nursing Service and includes zephyr grey dress with white collar, white veil and scarlet cape; her rank of Sister is shown by the stars or ‘pips’ worn on her epaulettes, which are accompanied by curved bronze ‘AUSTRALIA’ titles. She wears the Rising Sun badge at her throat as a brooch and the cloth badge of the Australian Army Nursing Service is displayed on her right sleeve. Sister Bernadette O’Meara stands 40cm in her working shoes and comes with certificate of authenticity. This bear is also supplied with a quality set of 3 swing mounted miniature replica medals, including the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal which can be pinned on the uniform. This is the common set of medals that Australian veterans serving from Gallipoli to the end of the war would have been awarded. Only 10,000 worldwide.

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Able (Bodied) Seaman Andy Miller shares the story of the Royal Australian Navy during the Great War 1914-1918. The first Great War navy bear, he wears the Number 1 Dress Blue Serge Uniform with blue seaman's jumper and blue Class II cap with H.M.A.S. Australia (I) cap tally. Standing 40cm in his boot, AB Miller is limited to just 2,500 units worldwide. He comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.

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Lieut. Albert Murray, the Western Front Ltd Edition Bear, is the first ever Australia in the Great War officer bear. He is kitted out in boots and proudly wears his officer pips. In preparation for the Western Front he also wears ‘Brodie’ helmet and PH anti-gas mask carry bag. This 40cm digger is limited to just 10,000 units worldwide. He comes with a numbered certificate of authenticity.