What's On - 25 February 2018

  • Exhibition: Nerves and Steel

    Saturday 22 July 2017 - Sunday 29 July 2018

    The war in the Pacific was essentially a naval struggle. Allied war aims hinged on the destruction of Japan’s powerful navy and the severing of sea communications between Japan and its far-flung Asian and Pacific conquests. Nerves and Steel explores the role played by the RAN in ultimate Allied victory and features items from the Shrine’s own collection as well as loans from the Australian War Memorial, the RAN Heritage Collection, veterans and their families. Read More

    The war in the Pacific was essentially a naval struggle. Allied war aims hinged on the destruction of Japan’s powerful navy and the severing of sea communications between Japan and its far-flung Asian and Pacific conquests. Nerves and Steel explores the role played by the RAN in ultimate Allied victory and features items from the Shrine’s own collection as well as loans from the Australian War Memorial, the RAN Heritage Collection, veterans and their families.

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  • Exhibition: The Light Horse

    Friday 20 October 2017 - Sunday 21 October 2018

    While Australian infantry served in the grim trenches of the Western Front, their comrades in the Australian Light Horse were fighting dynamic campaign of maneuver against the Ottoman Turks in the desert wastes of Sinai, Palestine and Syria. This exhibition tells the story of the Sinai-Palestine campaign and explores how it has captured the imagination of Australians ever since. Read More

    While Australian infantry served in the grim trenches of the Western Front, their comrades in the Australian Light Horse were fighting dynamic campaign of manoeuvre against the Ottoman Turks in the desert wastes of Sinai, Palestine and Syria. This exhibition tells the story of the Sinai-Palestine campaign and explores how it has captured the imagination of Australians ever since.

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  • Ceremony: 46th Battalion Relatives and Friends Association 2018

    Sunday 25 February 2018, 10:00am

    Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree B98

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor;Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo

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    The 46th Australian Infantry Battalion was raised in 1916 for service during the First World War, serving on the Western Front with many Battle Honours before being disbanded in 1919. It was re-raised as a part-time unit of the Citizens Forces in 1921 and in 1927 adopted the title of the "Brighton Rifles", before becoming part of the Militia in 1929. During the Second World War the 46th served in a garrison role before being amalgamated with the 29th Battalion in August 1942 to form the 29th/46th Battalion.

  • Ceremony: 8RAR (VIC) Association, Long Hai Commemoration 2018

    Sunday 25 February 2018, 12:00pm

    Wreath Laying at the Post-45 Memorial

    Shrine Representative:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo

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    Between 10 February and 9 March 1970, 8 Royal Australian Regiment (8RAR) conducted Operation Hammersley, a reconnaissance operation in the Long Hai area during the Vietnam War. It was during this operation that 8RAR sustained the most fatal casualties of their service in Vietnam, mainly from mine fields.

  • Ceremony: Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service - February 2018

    Sunday 25 February 2018, 01:30pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representatives:
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM
    Shrine Life Governor Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo

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    The Shrine Monthly Remembrance Service honours Victorian servicemen and women from all branches of the Armed Forces. This service focuses on the Victorians who served during the First and Second World Wars.

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

    We will remember them