What's On - 12 December 2014

  • Exhibition: Voices from Afghanistan

    Tuesday 11 November 2014 - Sunday 27 March 2016

    This exhibition presents the perspectives of participants, of those affected by the war – both in Afghanistan and in Australia – and of eyewitnesses to the conflict. Read More

    Some Australians who have fought in Afghanistan were only starting primary school when the war started after the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001. For thirteen years Australia’s servicemen and women have served, often in multiple deployments. They were sent to bring stability and security to a country that has known little of either for a generation. Australia’s commitment to Afghanistan continues, but with the winding down of major combat operations, it is timely to look back on the war. This exhibition presents the perspectives of participants, of those affected by the war – both in Afghanistan and in Australia – and of eyewitnesses to the conflict.

    The Voices from Afghanistan temporary exhibition is located in the the Galleries of Remembrance, a $45 million Victorian Government redevelopment that utilises 1,600 square metres of undercroft space that exists beneath the Shrine of Remembrance. Over 800 objects are included in permanent and temporary exhibition spaces which illustrate the experiences of Australians at war and in peacekeeping operations, from Pre-Federation to the present day, with a particular focus on individual and unit stories of Victorian service and sacrifice.  

    Last admission to the Galleries of Remembrance is 4.30pm. 

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  • Exhibition: The war on our doorstep

    Tuesday 11 November 2014 - Sunday 17 July 2016

    The latter New Guinea campaigns saw Australia’s troops hone the skills and demonstrate the prowess which, by war’s end, had made them the world’s finest jungle fighters. Read More

    Australian success in Papua between July 1942 and January 1943 checked the Japanese southward advance but the victories at Kokoda, Milne Bay and the Beachheads did not remove the Japanese presence in the Mandated Territory of New Guinea to Papua’s north. From early 1943, Australian troops embarked upon a series of campaigns in the Mandate–at Wau (29 January – 6 February 1943), Salamaua–Lae (April–September 1943), Finisterre Range (September 1943 – April 1944) and Huon Peninsula (September 1943 – March 1944) which eradicated the enemy threat from mainland New Guinea once and for all. These campaigns, the subject of this exhibition, were the largest series of interconnected operations ever undertaken by the Australian military and proved every bit as gruelling and hard fought as the earlier, more celebrated campaigns in Papua. The latter New Guinea campaigns saw Australia’s troops hone the skills and demonstrate the prowess which, by war’s end, had made them the world’s finest jungle fighters.

    This temporary exhibition is located in the the Galleries of Remembrance, a $45 million Victorian Government redevelopment that utilises 1,600 square metres of undercroft space that exists beneath the Shrine of Remembrance. Over 800 objects are included in permanent and temporary exhibition spaces which illustrate the experiences of Australians at war and in peacekeeping operations, from Pre-Federation to the present day, with a particular focus on individual and unit stories of Victorian service and sacrifice.

    Last admission to the Galleries of Remembrance is 4.30pm.

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  • Exhibition: Records of war

    Tuesday 11 November 2014 - Monday 19 October 2015

    Since the First World War Australia has shown commitment and vision in collecting and preserving records of war to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australians at war. Read More

    Since the First World War (1914-18) Australia has shown commitment and vision in collecting and preserving records of war to commemorate the service and sacrifice of Australians at war.

    This temporary exhibition is located in the the Galleries of Remembrance, a $45 million Victorian Government redevelopment that utilises 1,600 square metres of undercroft space that exists beneath the Shrine of Remembrance. Over 800 objects are included in permanent and temporary exhibition spaces which illustrate the experiences of Australians at war and in peacekeeping operations, from Pre-Federation to the present day, with a particular focus on individual and unit stories of Victorian service and sacrifice.

    Last admission to the Galleries of Remembrance is 4.30pm.

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  • Exhibition: Remembrance Day Poster Competition

    Tuesday 11 November 2014 - Saturday 28 February 2015

    Each year the Shrine of Remembrance invites Victorian Primary School students to demonstrate their creativity by taking part in the annual Remembrance Day Poster Competition. Read More

    Each year the Shrine of Remembrance invites Victorian Primary School students to demonstrate their creativity by taking part in the annual Remembrance Day Poster Competition. 

    The theme for 2014 was: The First Anzacs. The winning entry was created by Abbey Rumbiolo and Luci Artini, Year 6 students from St Luke’s Catholic Primary School, Shepparton. This poster will become the official Remembrance Day poster and will be used by the Shrine to promote the 2015 Victorian Remembrance Day Service on banners, posters and flyers.

    Abbey and Luci and the other school students who were highly commended for their poster designs, have each won a selection of books on Australian military history from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs. Students will also be invited to place a flower in the Field of Poppies on Remembrance Day.

    The Shrine Trustees wish to thank the Department of Veterans’ Affairs for their support of the Remembrance Day Poster Competition and all the Victorian Primary Schools and students who participated.

    2014 Winners Artist’s statement:

    The shattered blue in our picture represents the shattered lives of the ANZAC’s and their families. The Shrine represents the people we remember who went to Gallipoli. It also represents 100 years since the soldiers who fought for us went to Gallipoli. The newspaper on the Shrine represents the posters and newspapers from the First World War. The man made out of poppies represents the first Anzacs.

    Abbey Rumbiolo & Luci Artini

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