What's On - 13 September 2020

  • Exhibition: Changed forever

    Wednesday 11 September 2019 - Friday 30 April 2021

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    In Changed forever, stories of migrants who have resettled in Australia from war-torn countries are presented beside those of recent veterans of overseas service in the Australian Defence Force. This moving exhibition explores the impacts of global and civil conflict in changing lives and shaping contemporary Australia.

    All have been redefined by the emotional and physical dislocation of war, and seek to reconcile this with their new lives.

    Enhanced with art, objects, photographs, audio-visuals and interactives, their personal stories reflect the range and depth of experiences in conflict and life post war.

    Changed forever will tour these venues:

    Shrine of  Remembrance, Melbourne 11September - 14 October                                       
    Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery, Craigieburn 24 October – 1 December 2019
    RSL Memorial Hall, Bendigo February – March 2020
    Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston April – May 2020
    Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, Lilydal 8 August – 18 October 2020
    Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough April 2021

     

    Email [email protected] to discuss the possibility of hosting this exhibition at your venue.

    Share the themes of this exhibition with your friends and networks on social media.

    Changed Forever is supported by the Victorian Government and the Victorian Veterans Council.

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  • Ceremony: RAN Recruits September 2020

    Sunday 13 September 2020, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM
    Shrine Governor Lieutenant Commander Jan Gallagher

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  • Ceremony: Submarines Association of Australia 2020

    Sunday 13 September 2020, 11:30am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    This service commemorates the First World War service and losses of HMA Submarines AE1 and AE2.

    AE1 deployed with a RAN fleet to occupy Germany's possessions in the South-West Pacific and to counter German naval threats. On 14 September 1914, AE1 and her 35 crew vanished without a trace and with no signs of enemy engagement. It wasn't until 2017 that She was located on the seabed off Duke of York Islands, Papua New Guinea. 

    AE2 began operations in the Dardanelles campaign in February 1915 before being tasked to force a passage through the heavily defended Dardanelles Strait in April, coinciding with the Gallipoli landings. Battling past shore batteries, enemy ships, minefields and natural obstacles She eventually made it through to the Sea of Marmora and began engaging enemy shipping.  This morale boosting news has been credited with influencing the Allied decision to remain on the Gallipoli peninsula and perservere. Her luck ran out on 30 April 1915 after an enemy torpedo boat attack disabled the engine room, compounding her recent inability to dive. She was scuttled with no loss of life and her crew became prisoners for the duration of the war. The wreck was discovered in 1998. 

  • Ceremony: The Royal Air Forces Association (Battle of Britain) 2020

    Sunday 13 September 2020, 02:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    This service commemorates the Battle of Britain and the Commonwealth contribution to an Allied victory. 

    Between July and October 1940 as a prelude to a German seaborne invasion of Britain, the German Air Force mounted daily attacks on British airfields, radar stations and cities, competing for air superiority and mass civilian damage (The Blitz).

    Pilots from many countries fought in the battle, with 35 Australians among them, of which 10 were killed.