What's On - 26 January 2020

  • Exhibition: The Korean War 1950 - 53

    Friday 29 March 2019 - Sunday 22 March 2020

    Over 18,000 Australians fought in the Korean War (1950–53) a conflict which claimed three million lives, including those of 339 Australians. The clash between North and South Korea remains unresolved to this day. This exhibition explains the war’s origins, why Australia became involved, why neither side could win, and why the war still matters today. Read More

    Over 18,000 Australians fought in the Korean War (1950–53) a conflict which claimed three million lives, including those of 339 Australians. The clash between North and South Korea remains unresolved to this day.

    This exhibition explains the war’s origins, why Australia became involved, why neither side could win, and why the war still matters today.

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  • Ceremony: Australia Day Salute 2020

    Sunday 26 January 2020, 12:00pm

    Artillery Salute on the Forecourt.

    Australia Day has evolved from a small commemorative New South Wales holiday into a major national celebration. Australia Day is the most inclusive celebration of a national day in Australia, expressing the national diversity which has become such an important part of the Australian national character. Australia Day celebrates diversity and tolerance in Australian society. It is commemorated on this day each year with a 21-gun salute fired from the Shrine's Lower Forecourt by the Royal Australian Artillery. 

    Note: The salute is very loud and it is recommended that visitors with small children or pets maintain an appropriate distance from the guns. 

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  • Ceremony: Australia Day Council 2020

    Sunday 26 January 2020, 02:00pm

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    This service is held on the Sunday closest to Australia Day.