Talks & Events

  • Women at the Front

    Thursday 5 March, 6:00pm

    Today, women represent almost a fifth of all serving members of the Australian Defence Force. Ahead of International Women’s Day, hear a tri-service panel of women candidly discuss their experiences of the modern military.

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  • Tracing the VC

    Friday 20 March, 12:00pm

    Michael Madden will provide a snapshot of his remarkable journey travelling across Australia and around the world to photograph all 100 Australian Victoria Cross medals. Invited to Windsor Castle, he was the first Australian to see and hold the metal from which the Victoria Cross medals are created.

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  • Workshop: Wreath Making

    Saturday 4 April, 10:00am

    Hundreds of floral wreaths are laid every year during commemorative services in honour of those who have served our nation. In this hand-on workshop, florist Victoria English will teach you how to make your own sustainable wreath. Cost $60 per person, $40 for Shrine Friends. Price includes all materials.

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  • Meet the Artists

    Wednesday 13 May, 6:00pm

    Join a discussion with veterans and artists Ben Pullin, Sean Burton and Rory Cushnahan whose works of art are featured in Between Two Worlds. They have developed a unique visual language to represent both their own personal experiences and shared issues facing many young service men and women today.

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  • Battle on 42nd Street

    Wednesday 27 May, 12:00pm

    Hear Professor Peter Monteath, historian and author of Battle on 42nd Street, in conversation with Megan Spencer, broadcaster and creator of the podcast ‘From a whisper to a bang!’ as they discuss the campaign in Crete: the most modern and the most ancient of wars.

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