What's On - 14 September 2019

  • Exhibition: The Korean War 1950 - 53

    Friday 29 March 2019 - Sunday 22 March 2020

    Over 18,000 Australians fought in the Korean War (1950–53) a conflict which claimed three million lives, including those of 339 Australians. The clash between North and South Korea remains unresolved to this day. This exhibition explains the war’s origins, why Australia became involved, why neither side could win, and why the war still matters today. Read More

    Over 18,000 Australians fought in the Korean War (1950–53) a conflict which claimed three million lives, including those of 339 Australians. The clash between North and South Korea remains unresolved to this day.

    This exhibition explains the war’s origins, why Australia became involved, why neither side could win, and why the war still matters today.

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  • 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:

    11 September – October 2019 Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne
    24 October – 1 December 2019 Hume Global Learning Centre, Craigieburn
    February – March 2020 RSL Memorial Hall, Bendigo
    April – May 2020 Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston 
    8 August – 18 October 2020 Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, Lilydale
    April 2021 Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough

    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: HMAS Melbourne Tree and Plaque Dedication

    Saturday 14 September 2019, 09:15am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree B11

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Commander Terry Makings AM 

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    HMAS Melbourne Tree and Plaque Dedication Service
    There have been three Warships named 'Melbourne':
    Melbourne (I) 1913-1928, Town Class Light Cruiser, Rabaul 1914, North Sea 1915-18.
    Melbourne (II) 1955-1982, Modified Majestic Class Light Fleet Aircraft Carrier, Malysia 1964-66.
    Melbourne (III) 1992-2019, Adelaide Class Guided Missile Frigate, East Timor 1999-2000, Persian Gulf 2001-03, Middle East 2003-2014.
    The moto of these Warships, 'gathered strength as we go', is derived from their namesake City of Melbourne. A plaque indicating the tree dedicated to the service and sacrifice of those that have served in one or more of these Warships will be unveiled at this service by Chief of Navy, accompanied by the Commanding Officer, HMAS Melbourne (III).

  • Ceremony: Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Veterans Association 2019

    Saturday 14 September 2019, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at the Post 1945 Memorial

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Governor Squadron Leader Steve Campbell-Wright

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    On 14 September 1947 four Australian Military officers deployed to Indonesia with the United Nations Good Offices Commission, and since then Australian personnel have participated in 73 Peace Operations in 64 different countries. The Peacekeepers and Peacemakers Veterans Association honour this legacy with their annual wreath laying service.