What's On - 24 April 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: 2/14 Battalion Association 2020

    Friday 24 April 2020, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C62

    Shrine Representative:
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    The 2/14 Battalion was raised in Victoria in April 1940 and was initially stationed at Puckapunyal until it was sent to the Middle East. In early 1942, they were shipped back to Australia, disembarking in Adelaide where they camped at Springbark in the Adelaide Hills. They travelled to Melbourne by train and took some well earned leave. As the Japanese threat developed, they moved by train from the Watsonia camp in Melbourne to Glen Innes for a short period, before moving on to Yandina in Queensland. The Battalion embarked at Brisbane for the Papuan campaign, and between 16 August 1942 and 15 January 1943 fought on the Kokoda Track and at Gona.

  • Ceremony: HQ 3rd Division 2020

    Friday 24 April 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree E15

    Shrine Representative:
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    The HQ 3rd Division Association holds its annual pilgrimage at the Shrine on the eve of ANZAC Day. The Association remembers the service and sacrifice of its members at this time.

  • Ceremony: 3 Australian Division Signals (366 Club) Descendants with Greenhills Primary School 2020

    Friday 24 April 2020, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree C01

    Shrine Representative:
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    The 3 Australian Division Signals Descendants will be supported by students and staff of Greenhills Primary School, 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. 

  • Ceremony: Friends of the 15th Brigade - Villers Bretonneux Day 2020

    Friday 24 April 2020, 01:30pm

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree B45

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    Villers Bretonneux Day, April 24th, marks the successful counterattack and recapture of Villers Bretonneux in 1918. This action played a significant role in the overall defeat of the German attack launched in March 1918. 

    A service is held annually by the Friends of the 15th Brigade on April 24th at the Shrine of Remembrance. The 15th Brigade, which had suffered dreadfully in the ANZAC's first major action on the Western Front at Fromelles, together with the 13th Brigade, was instrumental in this action.

    Villers Bretonneux is today the main Australian site of commemoration in France.