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.
This service will be live streamed.
- Shrine Chair of Trustees Captain Stephen Bowater OAM
- Shrine Governor Group Captain Annette Holian
Reviewed 08 July 2021