What's On - 31 October 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:

    11 September – October 2019 Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne
    24 October – 1 December 2019 Hume Global Learning Centre, Craigieburn
    February – March 2020 RSL Memorial Hall, Bendigo
    April – May 2020 Frankston Arts Centre, Frankston 
    8 August – 18 October 2020 Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, Lilydale
    April 2021 Central Goldfields Art Gallery, Maryborough

    Email [email protected] to discuss the possibility of hosting this exhibition at your venue.

    Changed Forever is supported by the Victorian Government and the Victorian Veterans Council.

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  • Ceremony: Remembering the Armistice of Mudros 2020

    Saturday 31 October 2020, 11:45am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    Shrine Representative:
    TBA

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    This commemorative service marks the centenary of the coming into effect of the Armistice of Mudros at noon on the 31st October 1918. The Armistice was signed the previous day by representatives of the Entente Powers, represented by British Admiral Arthur Calthorpe, and those of the Ottoman Empire. The negotiations and signing ceremony took place aboard the Royal Navy warship HMS Agamemnon anchored in Mudros Bay in the northern Aegean island of Lemnos. The Armistice brought to an end the First World War across the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. Just as HMS Agamemnon had played a major role as part of the Naval forces in the Gallipoli campaign, so the island of Lemnos had operated as an advance base throughout the campaign. For tens of thousands of Australian soldiers across the region, the First World War was now at an end.