What's On

  • Exhibition: Through the eyes of the son

    Friday 1 November 2019 - Tuesday 1 September 2020

    Through the Eyes of the Son features many never-before-exhibited images from acclaimed photographer, John Williams. Best known for his documentary street photography, John’s preoccupation with the First World War was inspired by his father’s service. Read More

    Photographer, John Williams (1933-2016), left an impressive intellectual and creative legacy that reflected his passion and preoccupation with the impact of the First World War on Australian culture and society.

    Inspired by his father’s service, John’s war related imagery provides perceptive reflections on collective memory and memorialisation.

    The exhibition will showcase some of John’s most iconic images, including his Anzac Day and War Portraits series. It will also include, for the first time, a series of works, never printed or exhibited in his lifetime.

    These haunting and deeply poignant photographs were taken in 1991 on one of John’s many visits to the Western Front. These works add even greater depth to his artistic contribution, exploring the impacts of the war across time and place.

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  • Ceremony: 2/6 Cavalry Commando 2019

    Sunday 3 November 2019, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C56

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED
     

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    2/6 Cavalry Commando served in the Second World War as an armoured reconnaissance regiment, with later conversion to a cavalry commando regiment. Each year on 3rd November a service is held to honour those men of the Regiment who fell in battle and those since departed.

  • Ceremony: 4th Australian Field Regiment with Caulfield Grammar 2019

    Wednesday 6 November 2019, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C59

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid
     

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    The Regiment's tree was established on the Shrine Reserve in 1995 during the "Australia Remembers" Year. The pilgrimage is in honour of all men who served in the Regiment and to the members who made the supreme sacrifice.

    The 4th Australian Field Regiment will be supported by students and staff of Caulfield Grammar, as participants in the Shrine's Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation program. This partnership fosters relationships and enables schools to carry on the legacy of their chosen Association.

  • Ceremony: 2/8th Infantry Battalion Association with Macarthur St Primary School 2019

    Thursday 7 November 2019, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C58

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Mr Peter Whitelaw
     

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    Raised in Melbourne at the outset of the Second World War, the 2/8th first saw action in North Africa as part of the 6th Division before partipating in the disastrous Greece and Crete campaigns. Withdrawn from the Middle East in 1942, the Battalion returned to Australia for jungle warfare training before seeing action against the Japanese in New Guinea in 1944-45. They suffered 94 killed and 272 wounded during the Second World War.

    The Association will be supported by students and staff of Macarthur Street Primary School, as participants in the Shrine's Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation program. This partnership fosters relationships and enables schools to carry on the legacy of their chosen Association.

  • Ceremony: Legacy Remembrance Service 2019

    Sunday 10 November 2019, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Trustee Graeme Plumridge
    Shrine Life Governor Colonel George Mackenzie OBE RFD
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM 
     

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    This service initiates Legacy Week, the annual national appeal to raise awareness and funds for the families of our incapacitated and deceased Veterans.

    www.legacy.com.au/LegacyWeek

  • Ceremony: 4th Anti-Tank Association 2019

    Sunday 10 November 2019, 02:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree D34

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Colonel Don Reid

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    Raised in Victoria in 1940, the 4th Anti-Tank Regiment saw service on the Malayan peninsula where much of the unit was captured in the fall of Singapore. One battery, still serving in Australia at this time, would go on to aid in the defence of Darwin and northern Australia.