What's On - 31 October 2011

  • Exhibition: Pride of the nation

    Friday 8 July 2011 - Sunday 27 November 2011

    In 2011 we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy. Drawing extensively from the Naval Heritage Collection this exhibition follows the formation and endurance of Australia’s oldest service over 100 years. Sometimes referred to as the ‘silent service’ the exhibition brings recognition to the notable achievements and sacrifices of those who have served at sea The RAN entered the First World War (1914-18) in its infancy. Through trial by fire it emerged as an efficient and effective sea-going navy and a professional fighting service. It has since expanded its role in diplomacy and maritime security in addition to peacekeeping and disaster relief efforts. Read More

    In 2011 we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy. Drawing extensively from the Naval Heritage Collection this exhibition follows the formation and endurance of Australia’s oldest service over 100 years. Sometimes referred to as the ‘silent service’ the exhibition brings recognition to the notable achievements and sacrifices of those who have served at sea. The Royal Australian Navy entered the First World War (1914-18) in its infancy. Through trial by fire it emerged as an efficient and effective sea-going navy and a professional fighting service. It has since expanded its role in diplomacy and maritime security in addition to peacekeeping and disaster relief efforts.

     

     

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  • Exhibition: Greece, Crete and Syria

    Friday 30 September 2011 - Sunday 19 February 2012

    In April and May 1941, the 6th Australian Division fought valiant but ultimately unsuccessful campaigns in Greece and Crete. In June and July the same year, the 7th Australian Division fought an unexpectedly vicious and politically embarrassing campaign against men who had once been allies, the Vichy French, in Syria. This exhibition, incorporating contemporary portraits by Peter Wegner, celebrates the exploits of these brave Australians. Read More

    In April and May 1941, the 6th Australian Division fought valiant but ultimately unsuccessful campaigns in Greece and Crete. In June and July the same year, the 7th Australian Division fought an unexpectedly vicious and politically embarrassing campaign against men who had once been allies, the Vichy French, in Syria. This exhibition, incorporating contemporary portraits by Peter Wegner, celebrates the exploits of these brave Australians.

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