Talks & Events

  • One Woman's War and Peace

    Wednesday 3 May, 12:00pm

    Sharon Bown's remarkable 16-year career with the Royal Australian Air Force saw her deployed to East Timor, Bali and Afghanistan. From barely surviving a helicopter crash to commanding a combat surgical team, Sharon's journey is a confronting, but ultimately inspirational account of what our men and women in the military experience, and the price they pay for their service. Join Sharon as she explores her life and career in the RAAF through times of war and peace.

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    Presenter: Sharon Bown
    Date: Wednesday 3 May, 12 noon
    Location: Education Centre, Shrine of Remembrance
    Cost: $5

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  • ANZAC Centenary 2014-2018 sharing victoria's stories

    The Battles of Bullecourt: Centenary Event

    Saturday 13 May, 11:00am

    A special commemorative service and public program will be held to mark the centenary of the Battles of Bullecourt. An 11am wreath laying in the Sancutary will be followed by a special talk by Bullecourt expert and author Dr David Coombes in the Shrine Education Centre. Spaces are limited so make sure to book your ticket.

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    Presenter: Dr David Coombes
    Date: Saturday 13 May, 12 noon
    Location: Education Centre, Shrine of Remembrance
    Cost: $5

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  • Friends Luncheon and Screening of The Odd Angry Shot

    Friday 19 May, 1:00pm

    Join us for a special screening of the inconic film The Odd Angry Shot followed by a Q&A with director Tom Jeffrey.

    The Odd Angry Shot stars Graham Kennedy, Bryan Brown, John Hargreaves and John Jarratt as men of the Special Air Service Regiment on a year-long tour of duty in Vietnam. They cope with the frustrations and closeness of camp life with irreverent and hard-edged humour.

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    Presenters: Tom Jeffrey and Brian Kavanagh
    Date:           Friday 19 May
    Times:         Luncheon 1pm
                         Screening 2pm
    Location:    Shrine of Remembrance

    Luncheon and screening:
    Friends (free of charge), general admission $25. Book now.

    Screening only:
    Friends (free of charge), general admission $5. Book now.

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  • ANZAC Centenary 2014-2018 sharing victoria's stories

    Robert Grieve VC

    Tuesday 30 May, 12:00pm

    In 1917, Robert Grieve was awarded the highest military honour, the Victoria Cross (VC) medal, for knocking out a concealed machine gun post during the Battle of Messines. Philip Powell will discuss his research on Grieve, and the broader implications of the Battlr of Messines on Major-General Monash's 3rd Division. Stop by the Galleries after the talk to see this remarkable medal on display.

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    Presenter: Philip Powell
    Date: Tuesday 30 May, 12 noon
    Location: Education Centre, Shrine of Remembrance
    Cost: $5

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  • Words from the Battlefield

    Wednesday 14 June, 12:00pm

    The Australian soldiers who travelled to South Africa at the turn of the nineteenth century and Vietnam from the early 1960s initially had little idea of what they were to encounter on the battlefield. Their often insightful and entertaining letters and diaries position them as men eager to bring honour to their country, however also reveal some contrast between their reactions to the war and those of the Australian public.

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    Presenter: Dr Effie Karageorgos
    Date: Wednesday 14 June, 12 noon
    Location: Education Centre, Shrine of Remembrance
    Cost: $5

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  • Second World War Swing

    Sunday 25 June, 12:00pm

    A one hour program of music from the period of the Second World War featuring original compositions dedicated to events of the time. The Air Force Band, of which the six piece Jazz Group is an integral part, is recognised as a world-class military ensemble with a proud history of service to the Air Force and the Australian community. The band performed to a full house at the Shrine last year, so be sure to reserve your seat for this unique event before it books out.

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    Performers: Royal Australian Air Force Band - Jazz Group
    Date: Sunday 25 June, 12 noon and 2.30pm
    Location: Education Centre, Shrine of Remembrance
    Cost: $5

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