What's On - 10 September 2017

  • Exhibition: Dear Laura

    Saturday 29 October 2016 - Wednesday 20 December 2017

    Dear Laura presents First World War postcards sent to Laura Brooks between 1915 and 1918 by her future husband Alan Ferguson, her brothers Ernest and Arthur and her uncle Charles Newman. Read More

    Dear Laura presents First World War postcards sent to Laura Brooks between 1915 and 1918 by her future husband Alan Ferguson, her brothers Ernest and Arthur and her uncle Charles Newman. These men enlisted and served overseas in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF).

    This exhibition explores the journeys and sights they encountered, the popularity of hand-embroidered silk postcards, the longing for loved ones and thoughts of home, as well as the devastation caused by war.

     

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  • Exhibition: The Soldiers' XI

    Saturday 1 April 2017 - Monday 2 April 2018

    The Soldiers' XI explores the conflicts in Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan from the unique perspective of cricket. Sergeant H has played cricket on eleven deployments with the Australian Army: to maintain team resilience, to build rapport with locals, and to de-stress after combat. Cricket once even brought together allies and enemy. Eleven bats each tell a story about war in the twenty-first century. Read More

    The Soldiers' XI explores the conflicts in Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan from the unique perspective of cricket. Sergeant H has played cricket on eleven deployments with the Australian Army: to maintain team resilience, to build rapport with locals, and to de-stress after combat. Cricket once even brought together allies and enemy. Eleven bats each tell a story about war in the twenty-first century.

    COMPETITION TO WIN A CRICKET BAT

    Visit the exhibition over summer for your chance to win a Bushrangers cricket bat. Our friends at Cricket Victoria have kindly donated the bat in support of this special exhibition. 

    This competition is open to children ages 7-17. To be eligible to win, you must have permission to enter from a parent or guardian and be available to attend the presentation of the prize at the Shrine on 23 February at 2.30pm.

    To Enter

    All you need to do is tell us what your favorite story is from the exhibition and why, and upload a photo of you alongside one of the 11 cricket bats. 

    To enter please also include:

    • Your full name
    • Your age
    • Your postal address.
    • The best phone number to contact you on

    Entries close 26 January (Australia Day).

    Please email your entries to education@shrine.org.au

     

     

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  • Exhibition: Nerves and Steel

    Saturday 22 July 2017 - Sunday 29 July 2018

    The war in the Pacific was essentially a naval struggle. Allied war aims hinged on the destruction of Japan’s powerful navy and the severing of sea communications between Japan and its far-flung Asian and Pacific conquests. Nerves and Steel explores the role played by the RAN in ultimate Allied victory and features items from the Shrine’s own collection as well as loans from the Australian War Memorial, the RAN Heritage Collection, veterans and their families. Read More

    The war in the Pacific was essentially a naval struggle. Allied war aims hinged on the destruction of Japan’s powerful navy and the severing of sea communications between Japan and its far-flung Asian and Pacific conquests. Nerves and Steel explores the role played by the RAN in ultimate Allied victory and features items from the Shrine’s own collection as well as loans from the Australian War Memorial, the RAN Heritage Collection, veterans and their families.

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  • Ceremony: Annual Shrine Family Wreath Laying 2017

    Sunday 10 September 2017, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Colonel George Mackenzie OBE RFD

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    This remembrance service is in memory of members of the extended 'Shrine family' who have passed on. The 'Shrine family' incorporates all those involved at the Shrine including Trustees, Life Governors, Governors, Young Ambassadors, Volunteers, Shrine Guard and Staff.

  • Ceremony: 2/33rd Battalion Association 2017

    Sunday 10 September 2017, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo

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    Formed in the UK in June 1940 from Australian personnel that had arrived in Britain, the 2/33rd Infantry Battalion would see action in North Africa and the Pacific. Most prominently involved in fighting on the Kokoda Trail, they acted as the rearguard in the final Australian retreat to Imita Ridge before taking part in the pursuit of the Japanese back to the northern coast of Papua New Guinea.

    The 2/33rd Battalion returned to Port Moresby in late July 1943 in preparation for operations to capture Lae, in New Guinea. On 7 September, while waiting at Jackson’s Airfield at Moresby, a fully-loaded Liberator bomber crashed among the trucks carrying the battalion. 59 men were killed and 92 injured – a third of their fatal casualties for the entire war. This tragedy is remembered at this service, held annually on the second Sunday in September.

  • Ceremony: Russian ANZACs 2017

    Sunday 10 September 2017, 02:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree B92

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED

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    This service is held annually to honour those Australian-Russians who served in the First World War. More than 1,000 men born in Russia or born to Russian parents in Australia joined the AIF during the war. More than 300 would die and many more would be wounded. This service also honours the service and sacrifice of Russian soldiers during the Great War.