What's On - 4 December 2011

  • 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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  • Exhibition: Pacific reminders

    Saturday 3 December 2011 - Sunday 15 January 2012

    The Second World War in the Pacific was fought, from the tropical isles in the South Pacific to the windswept Aleutians off Alaska. Throughout this region places and objects remain; silent witnesses and poignant reminders of atrocity. Many have transformed into places of peace and symbols of hope. At home, the Shrine of Remembrance and other sites provide avenues of contemplation for those who returned, and commemoration of those who did not. As Associate Professor for cultural heritage management at Charles Sturt University, Dirk Spennemann professionally investigates these places. As a photographer, Dirk explores the interaction of cultural heritage, landscape and human experience through more personal and emotive imagery. Read More

    The Second World War in the Pacific was fought from the tropical isles in the South Pacific to the windswept Aleutians off Alaska. Throughout this region places and objects remain; silent witnesses and poignant reminders of atrocity. Many have transformed into places of peace and symbols of hope. At home, the Shrine of Remembrance and other sites provide avenues of contemplation for those who returned, and commemoration of those who did not. As Associate Professor for cultural heritage management at Charles Sturt University, Dirk Spennemann professionally investigates these places. As a photographer, Dirk explores the interaction of cultural heritage, landscape and human experience through more personal and emotive imagery.

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