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Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service - Rescheduled

A wreath laying to honour the service and sacrifice of Aboriginal men and women.

28 November 2021 11:00 am - 28 November 2021 12:00 pm
Second World War Forecourt, Shrine of Remembrance, Birdwood Avenue, Melbourne, VIC 3001
Free admission
Accessible venue
Child friendly

This commemoration honours the service of Aboriginal men and women, past and present.

Aboriginal people have served in every conflict and peacekeeping mission involving Australia for more than a century. This is despite the fact that Aboriginal people were not allowed to enlist until the Second World War and for many years their service was not recognised. 

In 2006, Aunty Dorothy 'Dot' Peters (1930-2019) sought to change this, and in 2007 the first Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service took place. Since then, it has been held every year to honour the service and sacrifice of all Aboriginal servicemen and women.

Please note: this service has been rescheduled.

Shrine Representatives:

  • Shrine Chair of Trustees Captain Stephen Bowater OAM
  • Shrine Governor Group Captain Annette Holian

Reviewed 12 October 2021

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