Talks & Events

  • Bomber Command to Resistance

    Wednesday 10 October, 12:00pm

    Join Michael Veitch and discover the extraordinary story of young Australian airman Barney Greatrex. Shot down during his 20th mission over occupied France and rescued by the resistance, Barney seized the opportunity to continue fighting.

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    Sydney Welsh Choir

    Friday 19 October, 12:00pm

     Enjoy a special lunchtime performance by the Sydney Welsh Choir in our Education Courtyard (weather permitting). This concert will feature war time favourites, Welsh classics and songs of peace.

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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.

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    Centenary of the Armistice of Mudros

    Wednesday 31 October, 10:30am

    Mark the centenary of the armistice of Mudros with historian Jim Claven as he discusses the agreement which ended the fighting between the Allies and the Ottoman Empire. This armistice encompassed the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East and affected tens of thousands of Australian soldiers throughout the region.

    This talk will be followed by a commemorative service in the Sanctuary commencing at 11.45am.

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    Presenter: Jim Claven
    Date: Wednesday 31 October, 10.30am
    Location: Auditorium, Shrine of Remembrance
    Cost: $5.00, free for Shrine Friends

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    Meet the Artists: Flowers of War

    Thursday 1 November, 12:00pm

    Meet the artists behind the Shrine's special armistice exhibition, Flowers of War, in conversation with the Shrine's Director Access and Learning, Jean McAuslan. Hear how this incredible work of art, comprising of hundreds of enamelled floral emblems, was created and how it has evolved as it has toured through venues around the world.

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    Armistice in Australia, 1918

    Thursday 8 November, 12:00pm

    News of the armistice that ended the First World War arrived in Australia late on 11 November 1918. That moment witnessed an outburst of emotion in public rarely seen.

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    On the surface – and in the streets - the response was a mixture of exultation and relief. But only slightly less obvious were more difficult feelings of pain, loss and bitterness, as Australians took the opportunity to re-assess what four years of war had meant.

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