What's On - 11 November 2018

  • Exhibition: For Humanity

    Saturday 7 April 2018 - Sunday 24 March 2019

    This exhibition tells the story of medical care in war and peacekeeping since 1945 Read More

    This exhibition tells the story of medical care in war and peacekeeping since 1945. Victorian men and women have helped the sick and wounded across the world, including in Korea, Malaya, Vietnam, Rwanda, East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. They have braved sometimes dire conditions and desperate circumstances, often coming under direct threat of death and harm.

    The exhibition explores themes of life, death and compassion: what it means to preserve life when those around you are taking it; why enemies need treatment as much as your own do; how the long term health effects of service can become apparent only decades later; and how minds can be wounded and need treatment just as bodies do.

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  • Exhibition: Resistance

    Friday 3 August 2018 - Sunday 4 August 2019

    'Resistance’ and ‘Underground’ are names used to describe the various secret organisations that arose in European states under enemy occupation during the Second World War. Read More

    'Resistance’ and ‘Underground’ are names used to describe the various secret organisations that arose in European states under enemy occupation during the Second World War. Many Australian servicemen and women gave aid to the Resistance, other Australians owed their freedom and lives to it. Discover the stories of some of these individuals who, through accident or design, found themselves battling the enemy using unconventional means.

    Visitors are advised that this gallery contains graphic images of violence.

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  • Ceremony: Remembrance Day 2018

    Sunday 11 November 2018, 10:15am

    Shrine Representatives:
    All available Trustees, Life Governors and Governors.

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    Armistice Day
    In late 1918, after more than four years of bitter fighting, Allied forces finally broke stubborn German resistance and forced Germany to sue for peace. Entire nations cheered as fighting ceased and the armistice took effect at 11am on the 11th November 1918. One year later the first commemorations to mark the end of the war were held across the Commonwealth on the 11th November 1919. At the request of King George V the people of the Empire ceased work at 11am to hold a two minute vigil to remember the fallen. This vigil would evolve into the minute's silence of today's Remembrance Day services.

    Remembrance Day
    By the end of the Second World War Armistice Day had grown from solely a remembrance of the men and women of the Great War into something larger, becoming a day to honour all those who had fallen in war. With this evolution came a change of name and 11 November became known as Remembrance Day. Under this name Australians today remember all those who served and sacrificed during times of war and on peacekeeping operations in recent decades each November 11. Services are held at memorials, RSL clubs and schools across the country at 11am on this day, each including a minute's silence dedicated to the fallen.

    Shrine of Remembrance
    Armistice Day was also the date chosen for two key events at the Shrine of Remembrance; the foundation stone was laid on 11 November 1927 and the Shrine was officially dedicated on 11 November 1934. The dedication was witnessed by more than 300,000 people, more than half the population of Melbourne and the largest crowd seen in Australia at that time.

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  • Ceremony: Association Des Anciens Combattants Francais de Victoria 2018

    Sunday 11 November 2018, 11:20am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD

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    The Association, which has branches all over the world, commemorates the service and sacrifice of French soldiers on Remembrance Day each year. The Association also remembers those Australians who gave their lives on French soil in the First World War and for French freedom in the Second World War on this day.

    The Association Des Anciens Combattants Francais de Victoria will be joined by Camberwell Primary School for the commemorative service, as part of the Shrine's 'Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation' program.

  • Ceremony: Massed Pipes Flag Lowering Service

    Sunday 11 November 2018, 05:00pm

    Massed Pipes, Wreath Laying, Flag Lowering on the Forecourt

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Group Captain Annette Holian

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    Witness the Shrine Guard lower the flags as the Last Post sounds. The Battle’s O'er, performed in an internationally collaborated musical performance by massed Pipes, will symbolise the end of the First World War.