What's On - 17 January 2021

  • Exhibition: Changed forever

    Wednesday 11 September 2019 - Saturday 30 April 2022

    Changed forever is traveling to various locations throughout Victoria between now and April 2022. Read on for location and date information. Read More

    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 7 February – 23 March 2020
    Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston 2 April – 10 May 2020
    Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, Lilydale 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: 2/29 Battalion AIF Association 2021

    Sunday 17 January 2021, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    The 2/29 Australian Infantry Battalion was raised in Victoria in 1940 for service in the Second World War. They participated in the Malayan Campaign, fighting delaying actions around Bakri and Muar, eventually withdrawing to Singapore to fight in the defence (February 1942). The Battalion were captured when the garrison capitulated and they spent the duration of the war as prisoners, being moved around different camps including the infamous Changi prison. 582 members of the 2/29 AIB were killed in action or died in captivity, with 143 wounded in action. 

    This service is held on the closest Sunday to 17 January as the anniversary of their first action. 


  • Ceremony: 2/22 Battalion Lark Force Association 2021

    Sunday 17 January 2021, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    The 2/22 Australian Infantry Battalion was raised in July 1940 and initially headquartered at Victoria Barracks in Melbourne. Arriving in Rabaul (New Britain) on 26 April 1941, they combined with the local New Guinea Volunteer Rifles, a coastal defence battery, an anti-aircraft battery and elements of 2/10 Field Ambulance and 17 Anti-tank Battery to form Lark Force. The "Bird Forces" were deployed to protect vulnerable coastal areas and airbases, with Lark Force operating at the Lakunai and Vunakanau airbases. 

    After Japanese bombings of New Britain in January 1942 destroyed most of their assets, Lark Force withdrew from Rabaul and awaited the inevitable Japanese landings. Overwhelmed by superior numbers of Japanese troops and unprepared for an ordered retreat, Lark Force disintegrated and attempted to escape.

    Approximately 160 Australians captured were massacred at Tol Plantation and another 836 were interned as prisoners, some of whom were killed in the sinking of the Montevideo Maru transport ship. 

  • Ceremony: Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - January 2021

    Sunday 17 January 2021, 01:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    The Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service honours Victorian servicemen and women from all branches of the Armed Forces. In particular, we remember Victorians who served during the First and Second World Wars, who once would have attended their annual pilgrimage in this month, but due to the passage of time are no longer able to. 

    In World War I 89,000 Victorians served overseas. 19,000 made the supreme sacrifice. 
    In World War II 297,000 Victorians served overseas. 10,900 made the supreme sacrifice. 

    We will remember them.

  • Ceremony: Last Post Service January 2021

    Sunday 17 January 2021, 04:30pm

    Wreath Laying and Flag Lowering on the Forecourt
    The Service will be conducted by Shrine Representatives and the Shrine Guard

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    • The Shrine is a memorial to honour the service and sacrifice of Victorians and Australians in war, conflict, peacekeeping and peacemaking.
    • At the week’s close we pause to remember those who have served and sacrificed. We remember them today as we have always remembered them—now and forever.
    • The Shrine stands for remembering, today and every day, that service and sacrifice are fundamental and relevant in creating, maintaining and protecting our national values and way of life.
    • Service and sacrifice are ongoing and continuous as is our commemoration of it.
    • Here all service is equal, and all are welcome.
    • By attending you are taking part in commemoration of service and sacrifice and we thank you.