What's On - 11 September 2020

  • Ceremony: Battle of Bita Paka (Rabaul 1914) 2020

    Friday 11 September 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    The Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force was formed in August 1914 to destroy German wireless stations in the Pacific, which were communicating with the German East Asian Cruiser Squadron. On 11 September 1914, the ANMEF captured the wireless station at Bita Paka after an engagement with German reservists and Melanesian police, making it the first Australian action of the First World War. 

  • Ceremony: Russian ANZACs 2020

    Friday 11 September 2020, 01:30pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree B93

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    This service is held annually to honour those Australian-Russians who served in the First World War. More than 1,000 men born in Russia or born to Russian parents in Australia joined the AIF during the war. More than 300 would die and many more would be wounded. This service also honours the service and sacrifice of Russian soldiers during the Great War.