What's On - 26 January 2011

  • Exhibition: A Camera on the Somme

    Thursday 14 October - Sunday 6 February

    The photographs featured in this exhibition were taken with a Kodak Brownie camera during the First World War (1914-18) by two brothers, Jack and Bert Grinton, who fought with the 1st AIF. The negatives had been stored in a shed on the family farm for over 90 years. A camera on the Somme is enhanced by family diaries, medals, postcards and maps. Read More

    The photographs featured in this exhibition were taken with a Kodak Brownie camera during the First World War (1914-18) by two brothers, Jack and Bert Grinton, who fought with the 1st Australian Infantry Force. The negatives had been stored in a shed on the family farm for over 90 years. A camera on the Somme is enhanced by family diaries, medals, postcards and maps.

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  • Exhibition: Avenues of Honour

    Friday 29 October - Monday 31 January

    Sarah Wood has focussed on photographing Victorian Avenues of Honour that are currently listed on the Heritage Register for Victoria: Eurack, Woodend, Ballarat, Macleod and another near Shepparton. Sarah was first attracted to the subject through her interest in garden history and her own family’s military service. Read More

    Sarah Wood has focussed on photographing Victorian Avenues of Honour that are currently listed on the Heritage Register for Victoria: Eurack, Woodend, Ballarat, Macleod and another near Shepparton. Sarah was first attracted to the subject through her interest in garden history and her own family’s military service.

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  • Exhibition: Rising spirit of ANZAC

    Friday 19 November - Sunday 27 February

    Created by social documentary photographer Sharyn Meade, this exhibition records the personal stories of Australian veterans, in words and images, through successive generations. Read More

    Created by social documentary photographer Sharyn Meade, this exhibition records the personal stories of Australian veterans, in words and images, through successive generations. Sharyn’s inspiration is the enduring ANZAC tradition of sacrifice and the personal qualities in ordinary Australian men and women.

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  • Ceremony: Australia Day Salute

    Wednesday 26 January, 12:00pm

    Artillery Salute on Forecourt

    Shrine Representative: Shrine Governor Lt. Col. Don J. Reid RAA (Rtd)

     

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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.

  • Ceremony: Order of Australia Association

    Wednesday 26 January, 05:00pm

    Flag lowering service on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative: Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM

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