Talks & Events

  • Panel: Changed forever

    Wednesday 18 September, 6:00pm

    Supporting the launch of the Shrine’s newest travelling exhibition, Changed forever, this special evening discussion will explore how war and conflict has changed lived and helped shape Australia. This conversation will include perspectives from the veteran community, migrants and community support leaders.

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    David Nyuol Vincent, author, Human Rights Youth Ambassador and a People of Australia Ambassador
    Kellie Dadds, army veteran and founder of the 'By the Left' campaign
    Soo-Lin Quek, Executive Manager Knowledge, Advocacy & Service innovation at the Centre for Multicultural Youth
    Mathew Keene, navy vetrean and volunteer director of Young Veterans

    This discussion will be chaired by Jean McAuslan, Director of Access and Learning at the Shrine and the curator of Changed forever.

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  • Friends Breakfast

    Friday 11 October, 8:30am

    Friends of the Shrine are invited to join us for the second Friends social for 2019; a very special breakfast. Enjoy a delicious Middle Eastern styled grazing breakfast prepared by Free to Feed and exclusive access to our Changed forever exhibition while catching up with other Friends. Free to Feed are a not for profit social enterprise catering company who employ refugees, people seeking asylum and new migrants.

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    Shrine Visitor Centre, Friday 11 October, 8.30am – 10am.
    Free for Friends of the Shrine, $30 for guests of Friends of the Shrine.

    Bookings are essential by 5pm Sunday 29 September. Late bookings will not be accepted.

    Support the Shrine by becoming a Friend today and access exclusive benefits such as invitations to our biannual Friends events, exhibition launches and attend public programs for free.

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  • Lessons Learned?

    Thursday 31 October, 12:00pm

    The successes or failures of prolonged military campaigns have often been decided by the health of the combat troops. On 20th February 1942, Colonels H Fairley and I Mackerras wrote 'when exposed to malaria in New Guinea over 50% of the Australian Force may be destroyed'. Malaria did devastate the force. The cause of this near-disaster and the superb research that eliminated the threat will be discussed by Professor Geoffrey Quail.

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  • Remembrance Gardens Tour

    Friday 8 November, 10:30am

    Before Remembrance Day, view the poppies in full bloom and the plantings on the southern side of the Shrine Gardens. Visit trees recognising the Royal Australian Navy and the plantings honouring Allied personnel lost in war and peacekeeping. Tour includes a Devonshire Tea.

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