What's On - 12 May 2019

  • 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: 2/3 Australian Pioneer Battalion Association 2019

    Sunday 12 May 2019, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM

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    The 2/3rd Pioneer Battalion was raised in May 1940 at Glenfield NSW, and after a period of training arrived in Egypt in November 1940. In January 1942 the Battalion moved to Syria and became attached to the 9th Division, who they were with for the rest of the war. As fighting intensified around El Alamein (Egypt) in July 1942 the 9th Division was rushed from Syria to reinforce the line, where they played a prominent role in the heavy fighting until victory was achieved in November. Following this the 9th Division was recalled to Australia to face the Japanese threat, and the 2/3rd returned to Australia in early 1943 for a period of leave and jungle training before returning to action against the Japanese in New Guinea. The 2/3rd returned to Australia in January 1946 where they were disbanded shortly after.