Talks & Events

  • From Rwanda to Afghanistan

    Tuesday 29 May, 12:00pm

    Wing Commander Alex Douglas, one of the first Australians to be awarded a Medal for Gallantry, will reflect on the key issues underpinning effective medical treatment on the front line. Alex’s three decade career as a medical officer has spanned the army, air force, Africa and Asia on active service.

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  • Friends Luncheon

    Friday 1 June, 1:00pm

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    Friends of the Shrine will be joined by guest speaker Shrine Governor Group Captain Annette Holian followed by a tour of the Galleries focusing on the history of medicine in war.

    This biannual light lunch is the perfect way to meet fellow supporters and access an exclusive event, provided free as one of the benefits to being a Friend.

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  • Curtin's War

    Wednesday 6 June, 12:00pm

    In 1941, Australian troops were far from home fighting Axis forces across North Africa and the Middle East. By 1942, Japan had advanced on Singapore and seized Australian territories in New Guinea while America Joined the Allies in the Pacific. John Edwards will discuss the leadership of Prime Minister John Curtin during this pivotal time in Australian history.

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  • Planned Maintenance Day - Galleries Closed

    Monday 18 June, 10:00am

    The Galleries are closed for essential maintenance work. Please note that the Shrine Visitor Centre, the Sanctuary and the Crypt remain accessible to all visitors.

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    The planned works will effect various areas and activities as follows;

    Sanctuary
    The Sanctuary will remain open to the public during our normal opening hours. Access is via the North Door or for those requiring DDA access only (wheelchairs, frame walkers etc.) escorted access between the Visitors Centre – Galleries – Sanctuary lift only.

    Crypt
    The Crypt will remain open to the public during our normal opening hours. Access is from the Sanctuary via the stairs or for those requiring DDA access only (wheelchairs, frame walkers etc.) escorted access via the Sanctuary – Galleries lift only.

    Visitors Centre
    The Visitors Centre and Retail Shop will remain open to the public during our normal opening hours.

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  • Curator Talk: Resistance

    Tuesday 21 August, 12:00pm

     Join Shrine Curator Neil Sharkey as he explores the stories of Australians who gave aid to the various Resistance organisations in Axis accupied Europe and those Australians who owed their freedom and their lives to these groups.

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     Hear how the stories and themes from different resistance movements have been brought together to create the exhibition's overarching narrative and the difficulties inherent in explaining such a complex and diverse topic.

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  • Planned Maintenance Day - Galleries Closed

    Monday 22 October, 10:00am

    The Galleries are closed for essential maintenance work. Please note that the Shrine Visitor Centre, the Sanctuary and the Crypt remain accessible to all visitors.

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    The planned works will effect various areas and activities as follows;

    Sanctuary
    The Sanctuary will remain open to the public during our normal opening hours. Access is via the North Door or for those requiring DDA access only (wheelchairs, frame walkers etc.) escorted access between the Visitors Centre – Galleries – Sanctuary lift only.

    Crypt
    The Crypt will remain open to the public during our normal opening hours. Access is from the Sanctuary via the stairs or for those requiring DDA access only (wheelchairs, frame walkers etc.) escorted access via the Sanctuary – Galleries lift only.

    Visitors Centre
    The Visitors Centre and Retail Shop will remain open to the public during our normal opening hours.

    Visit Full Details Page