Talks & Events

  • Bellbottoms and Lids

    Tuesday 25 July, 6:00pm

     Journey through time from colonial naval days to contemporary operations in the Middle East as historian John Perryman discusses the evolution of naval uniforms. 

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    Learn how operating environments, climate and even religion have all influences changes to the naval uniform.

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  • Open House Melbourne - Saturday

    Saturday 29 July, 11:00am

    Participate in the Open House Melbourne with a Shrine Tour.  Pre-booked tours at 11am, 12.45pm and 2.30pm. 25 people per tour for approximetly 75 minutes.' & 'Special Programing: Self-guided throughout the opening times and Shrine Highlights Tour app available to download from iTunes.

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    Guided tours will start in the Visitor Centre with an orientation video about the history of the Shrine, followed by a time-lapse video of the Shrine redevelopment project. Visitors can then join a professional tour guide for a 75 minute tour of the Shrine building focusing on its architecture, symbolism, the Sanctuary, vista views of Melbourne from the balcony and the Galleries of Remembrance.

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  • Open House Melbourne - Sunday

    Sunday 30 July, 11:00am

    Participate in the Open House Melbourne with a Shrine Tour. Pre-booked tours at 11am, 12.45pm and 2.30pm. 25 people per tour for approximetly 75 minutes.' & 'Special Programing: Self-guided throughout the opening times and Shrine Highlights Tour app available to download from iTunes.

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    Guided tours will start in the Visitor Centre with an orientation video about the history of the Shrine, followed by a time-lapse video of the Shrine redevelopment project. Visitors can then join a professional tour guide for a 75 minute tour of the Shrine building focusing on its architecture, symbolism, the Sanctuary, vista views of Melbourne from the balcony and the Galleries of Remembrance.

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  • Words From Our Navy Veterans

    Wednesday 9 August, 12:00pm

    Meet some of our last surviving Second World War navy veterans Jim Paizis, David Manning, Norm Tame, Hiram Ristrom, Ray Leonard and Pamela Nicholls of the WRANS as they recount tales from their service.

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    From taking part in the Battle of Coral Sea, surviving POW camps in South East Asia and decoding and encoding war-winning intelligence, these vets will reflect upon their time at sea.

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  • Gimme Shelter

    Tuesday 15 August, 6:00pm

    Join Paul Field as he discusses his new release Gimme Shelter, a collection of stories of endurance, courage and survival told by returned members of the armed forces and other first respondents.

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    Paul will be joined by Vietnam veteran Don Barnby and Paul Stewart, brother of Balibo Five journalist Tony Stewart.

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  • Curator Talk: Nerves and Steel

    Thursday 31 August, 1:00pm

    When Australians think of the war against Japan they usually reflect on the role of our soldiers in bloody actions at Malaya, New Guinea and Borneo. These land campaigns were however, only aspects of a much wider conflict, fought across the vast Pacific Ocean.

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    Shrine Curator Neil Sharkey will present an exclusive talk on our newest exhibition which lifts the veil on the pivotal role of the navy to our victory in the Pacific.

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