What's On - 28 July 2012

  • Exhibition: Brigadier Walter and Helena Cass

    Friday 24 February 2012 - Sunday 16 September 2012

    This exhibition will tell the stories of Cass' service over two wars, the Boer War (1899-1902) and the First World War (1914-18) at Gallipoli, Krythia and later in Fromelles. Read More

    This exhibition will tell the stories of Cass' service over two wars, the Boer War
    (1899-1902) and the First World War (1914-18) at Gallipoli, Krythia and later in Fromelles. These events were interwoven with the personal stories of Cass and his wife, Helena, a Canadian war nurse, who married after the Battle of Fromelles in 1916. The outstanding collection of Cass' personal photographs, letters and diaries, uniforms and medals provide the content for this exhibition.

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  • Exhibition: Kokoda, Milne Bay, Beachheads

    Friday 8 June 2012 - Sunday 17 February 2013

    This Shrine exhibition remembers the brave men of Kokoda and acknowledges the lesser known Milne Bay and Beachheads campaigns, which, with the victories of the Kokoda, brought an end to enemy power in Papua and helped secure Australia. Read More

    Between July 1942 and January 1943, Australia fought three costly campaigns against Japanese forces in Papua, New Guinea: at Kokoda, Milne Bay and the Beachheads.  The Kokoda Track, winding through the Owen Stanley mountain range was the setting for the most famous of these, a campaign which many believe to be Australia’s defining episode of the Second World War (1939-45).  

    This Shrine exhibition remembers the brave men of Kokoda and acknowledges the lesser known Milne Bay and Beachheads campaigns, which, with the victories of the Kokoda, brought an end to enemy power in Papua and helped secure Australia.
     

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  • Exhibition: Australia's entry into the Vietnam War

    Saturday 28 July 2012 - Sunday 2 September 2012

    In the mid-1960s, Australia, concerned about the rise of communism in Asia, committed troops to bloster South Vietnam against the communist north. Read More

    In the mid-1960s, Australia, concerned about the rise of communism in Asia, committed troops to bloster South Vietnam against the communist north. During the Vietnam War (1962-73) some 60,000 Australians served, including, controversially, 15,381 conscripts. The Australian Task Force (ATF) stationed in Nui Dat in the sourthern province of Phuoc Tuy, was the largest component of Australian military commitment. Additional support for south vietnam was provided by the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam (AATTV). This display pays tribute to the men and women who served in Vietnam.

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