What's On - 19 February 2019

  • Exhibition: For Humanity

    Saturday 7 April 2018 - Sunday 24 March 2019

    This exhibition tells the story of medical care in war and peacekeeping since 1945 Read More

    This exhibition tells the story of medical care in war and peacekeeping since 1945. Victorian men and women have helped the sick and wounded across the world, including in Korea, Malaya, Vietnam, Rwanda, East Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan. They have braved sometimes dire conditions and desperate circumstances, often coming under direct threat of death and harm.

    The exhibition explores themes of life, death and compassion: what it means to preserve life when those around you are taking it; why enemies need treatment as much as your own do; how the long term health effects of service can become apparent only decades later; and how minds can be wounded and need treatment just as bodies do.

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  • 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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  • Exhibition: Everyman

    Tuesday 23 October 2018 - Tuesday 30 April 2019

    Contemporary drawings by Craig Barrett, inspired by the works of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen; British soldier/poets renowned for their evocative and insightful war poetry reflecting experiences on the Western Front during the First World War (1914-18). Craig created this exhibition, of large scale drawings in charcoal and coloured washes, specifically for the atmospheric surrounds of the Hall of Columns. His shadowy images, looming in the dimness, respond to the stark and melancholy themes of the poems and the universal suffering they represent. Read More

    Returning to the Hall of Columns for a limited time only in honour of the centenary of the Armistice of the First World War.

    Contemporary drawings by Craig Barrett, inspired by the works of Siegfried Sassoon and Wilfred Owen; British soldier/poets renowned for their evocative and insightful war poetry reflecting their experiences on the Western Front during the First World War (1914-18). Craig created this exhibition, of large scale drawings in charcoal and coloured washes, specifically for the atmospheric surrounds of the Hall of Columns. His shadowy images, looming in the dimness, respond to the stark and melancholy themes of the poems and the universal suffering they represent.

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  • Ceremony: Darwin Defenders Commemoration 2019

    Tuesday 19 February 2019, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying on the Forecourt and Memorial Tree D57

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Governor Colonel John Coulson OAM RFD ED
    Shrine Governor Major Maggie More RFD
     

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    The attack on Darwin on 19 February 1942 by Japanese Forces was the first ever made by an enemy on Australian soil. In the first attack, which began just before 10am, bombers hit shipping, infrastructure and the town over a 25 minute onslaught. The second raid, which began around 11.45am, involved high altitude bombing of the Royal Australian Air Force base. The two raids killed 235 people with a further 300 to 400 wounded. 30 aircraft were destroyed, nine ships in harbour and two at sea were sunk, and some of the civil and military facilities in Darwin were destroyed.

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