Ceremonies Archive

  • 2/29 Battalion AIF Association 2016

    17 January 2016, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representative; Shrine Life Governor Colonel George Mackenzie OBE RFD

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    Remembrance for those who lost their lives at Muar Malay and Singapore and following years The date when the Battalion first went into action as MUAR Malaya and 600 men came up against the Japanese Imperial Guards Division and held them up for 3 days and later another 3 days at Bakri and Parit Sulongover 400 killed and missing. Destroyed 9 tanks with help from 2/4 A.T.
  • 2/22 Battalion Lark Force Association 2016

    17 January 2016, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representative; Shrine Life Governor Colonel George Mackenzie OBE RFD

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    The 2/22nd Infantry Battalion, part of the 23rd Brigade of the 8th Division, was raised on 1 July 1940, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Howard Carr. The battalion was initially headquartered at Victoria Barracks in Melbourne but on 11 July moved to Trawool in central Victoria for training. On 24 September the 2/22nd began to move to Bonegilla, near Wodonga on the New South Wales–Victoria border. The battalion made the 235 km journey on foot and arrived on 4 October. Training soon resumed, occupying the battalion until it entrained for Sydney, ultimately bound for New Britain on 17 April 1941.

  • Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - January 2016

    Sunday 17 January 2016, 2:00 pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives;
    Shrine Trustee Sue Blake
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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    This remembrance service is in memory of the Victorian servicemen and women who served overseas in World War I, either in units of the Australian Military Forces or in ships of the Royal Australian Navy. Their names are recorded forever in the books displayed in the ambulatory of this Shrine of Remembrance. They served in the Middle East, on the Gallipoli peninsula, in France and on the oceans of the world. We also remember all the men and women who were in uniform before 1939. These brave men and women have become part of our history and are known as the 39ers. 89,000 Victorians served overseas. 19,000 made the supreme sacrifice.

  • Australia Day Council 2016

    24 January 2016, 2:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary.

    Shrine Representative: Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

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    This service is held on the Sunday closest to Australia Day.

  • Australia Day Salute 2016

    26 January 2016, 12:00pm

    Artillery Salute on the Forecourt.

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    Australia Day has evolved from a small commemorative New South Wales holiday into a major national celebration. Australia Day is the most inclusive celebration of a national day in Australia, expressing the national diversity which has become such an important part of the Australian national character. Australia Day celebrates diversity and tolerance in Australian society. It is commemorated on this day each year with a 21-gun salute fired from the Shrine's Lower Forecourt by the Royal Australian Artillery. The Salute occurs on Australia Day each year.

    Note: The salute is extremely loud and it is recommended visitors with small children or pets maintain an appropriate distance from the guns.

  • Order of Australia Association 2016

    26 January 2016, 5:00pm

    Flag Lowering Service on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representatives;
    Shrine Trustee Colonel John Wertheimer AM RFD
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

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  • Australian Defence Force Academy Service 2016

    Wednesday 27 January, 2016 11:00 AM

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt.

    Shrine Representative; Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM

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  • Shrine Monthly Memorial Service - January 2016

    Friday 29 January 2016 11:30 am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives;
    Shrine Life Governor Adrian Lombardo
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

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    In the month of January, we commemorate the events as follows:
    • 9 January 1917 – Light Horse captures Rafa
    The Allies, led by the ANZAC Mounted Division, take the Turkish outpost of Rafa on the Egypt-Palestine border. Together with the earlier capture of Magdhaba this action provides the Allies a secure base for their advance into Palestine.

    • 3-5 January 1941 – Battle of Bardia
    The attack and capture of the Italian held city of Bardia, Libya marked the beginning of Australia's first major ground campaign of the Second World War.

    • 9 January 1966 – Operation Crimp, Vietnam
    1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment is involved in heavy fighting in Viet Cong tunnels during Operation Crimp.

  • RAEME Association 2016 (1)

    31 January 2016, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives;
    Shrine Life Governor Mr Peter Whitelaw
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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    This service used to be held on the 3rd Sunday of January.

    This service date changed from 21 Feb 2015 at Association request for 2015 only