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The Battle of the Coral Sea, May 1942 - 9 May 2012

Shrine of Remembrance

Release Date: 09/02/2012

Meet the Shrine Life Governors show art Meet the Shrine Life Governors

Shrine of Remembrance

Meet our formidable team of Life Governors as they discuss their time in the defence forces and how they came to serve and support the Shrine of Remembrance. Interviewer: Mr Ray Andrews Shrine Life Governors: Colonel George Mackenzie OBE RFD, Lieutenant Colonel David Ford CVO AM GM, Lieutenant Colonel Adrian Lombardo and Mr Peter Whitelaw Videographer: Mr Keith Webb

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Vera Deakin and the Red Cross - Carole Woods OAM show art Vera Deakin and the Red Cross - Carole Woods OAM

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Vera Deakin, a 23 year old woman from Melbourne and youngest daughter of Australia's second Prime Minister Alfred Deakin, travelled to Cairo to establish the Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau. Her work brought comfort and answers to grieving families across Australia. The legacies of her work endure to this day. Join author and historian Carole Woods OAM in conversation with Leigh Gilburt, Production Coordinator at the Shrine, as they discuss Vera's remarkable contribution to the First World War.

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Tracing the VC - Michael Madden show art Tracing the VC - Michael Madden

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Michael Madden provides a snapshot of his remarkable journey travelling across Australia and around the world to photograph 100 Australian Victoria Cross medals. Invited to Windsor Castle, he was the first Australian to see and hold the metal from which the Victoria Cross medals are created. The Victoria Cross: Australia Remembers is available online through the . Please note, there were some technical difficulties experienced whilst filming this talk.

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The Long Shadow: An Interview with Peter Yule show art The Long Shadow: An Interview with Peter Yule

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The Shrine of Remembrance acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we honour Australian service men and women, and we pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging.   Please note that the audio does contain some sound effects of war, protest and discussion around suicide. -- In this podcast, an interview with independent historian Dr. Peter Yule about ‘The Long Shadow: Australia's Vietnam Veterans Since the War’, a book that explores the medical, psychological and health legacies of the Vietnam War on...

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Magnificent, Untiring Service: Nursing in the Second AIF show art Magnificent, Untiring Service: Nursing in the Second AIF

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Presented by Dr Madonna Grehan While the exact numbers are unclear, it’s estimated that around 5000 nurses served in the military during the Second World War in a range of locations throughout the world. In this International Women’s Day Address for the Shrine of Remembrance, Madonna Grehan considers the state of nursing in the late 1930s and early 1940s. Drawing on biographies of Second World War nurses, Dr Grehan will discuss how nurses’ work, and their profession, had changed dramatically since the First World War.   is on display daily until 2022.

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Dean Bowen – Imagining Centaur's Artist show art Dean Bowen – Imagining Centaur's Artist

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Artist Dean Bowen reveals the inspiration behind his beautiful and haunting Centaur series. is open now and can be viewed in the Shrine Galleries daily. Interviewer: Neil Sharkey, Shrine Curator  

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Curator Talk: Imagining Centaur show art Curator Talk: Imagining Centaur

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Join Shrine Curator Neil Sharkey as he guides you through our special exhibition  Imagining Centaur can be viewed at the Shrine between 10am and 5pm daily.

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Meet the Curators: Imagining Centaur show art Meet the Curators: Imagining Centaur

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The Shrine’s newest exhibition, Dean Bowen’s Imagining Centaur, centres on a series of beautiful, thought-provoking works of art created in response to the tragic sinking of the 2/3 Australian Hospital Ship Centaur on 14 May 1943. Join the exhibition’s co-curators, Dr Madonna Grehan and Neil Sharkey, in conversation as they discuss the historical significance of Centaur’s sinking and their role in bringing this unique exhibition to life.

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Remembrance Day 2020 show art Remembrance Day 2020

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Recorded 11 November 2020 Master of Ceremonies: Mr Peter Meehan OAM Veteran Ode readers: LCDR Jan Gallagher, CAPT Don Bergman OAM RFD ED (Retd), SQDLRD Harold Cheung and James 'Jim' Paizis In Flanders Fields reciter: Ms Liana Henderson-Drife Remembrance Day Address: Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau Choir: Exaudi Youth Choir Musical Support: LS Tracy Kennedy and the RAN Band Brass Quintet Bugler: AB Luke Glasson 

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World War II at Home: Jim Paizis show art World War II at Home: Jim Paizis

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Sub Lieutenant Jim Paizis shares his memories of life in the close confines of the navy, post-war visits to his ship’s namesake and the changing skyline of Melbourne. This interview was recorded as part of the National Trust, Open House Melbourne and Centre for Architecture Victoria's digital project. Interviewer: Megan Spencer Recorded by

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An historian from the Sea Power Centre - Australia, discusses the Battle of the Coral Sea in 1942. That year is remembered in Australia's history as being amongst the darkest days of World War II. Australia's mainland came under attack within months of Japan entering the war. Securing Australia's sea lines of communications was pivotal to keeping Australia in the fight. The Battle of the Coral Sea was one of several important naval battles and the precursor for the Battle of Midway.