What's On - 23 October 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 7 February – 23 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: 9th Division Annual Pilgrimage with Scotch College 2020

    Friday 23 October 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

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    TBA

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    The 9th Division fought in four major campaigns during the Second World War: the Siege of Tobruk 1941, the El Alamein battles 1942, the Huon Peninsula operations in New Guinea 1943, and the landings in British North Borneo 1945.

    Each year near to 23 October a service is held to mark the beginning of the Second Battle of El Alamein (23 October - 5 November 1942), a battle which marked the beginning of the end for Axis forces in North Africa. The 9th Division will be supported by students and staff of Scotch College, as participants in the Shrine's Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation program. This partnership fosters relationships and enables schools to carry on the legacy of their chosen Association.