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The Sandakan Cup

Shrine of Remembrance

Release Date: 10/30/2015

Discovering SS Iron Crown show art Discovering SS Iron Crown

Shrine of Remembrance

Join Dr Barbara Musso,Facilities Program Director of the Marine National Facility CSIRO and Emily Jateff who was Chief Scientist on board RV Investigator when it discovered the final resting place of SS Iron Crown. The vessel, sunk by a Japanese submarine off the Victorian coastline in June 1942, was discovered in 2019 in a collaboration between CSIRO and Heritage Victoria.   Changed forever: Legacies of conflict opened this week at the Shrine. In Changed forever, stories of migrants who have resettled in Australia from war-torn countries are presented beside those of recent veterans of...

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The Cinderella Service show art The Cinderella Service

Shrine of Remembrance

The Cinderella Service: Australians in Coastal Command 1939–45. Discover the story of 5,000 Australian airmen who undertook grueling maritime patrols with the Royal Air Force Coastal Command. Battling the German Submarines which threatened to blockade Britain, the men made an essential; contribution to the Allied effort during the war’s longest continuous campaign, the Battle of the Atlantic.   Speakers: Air Vice-Marshal Chris Spence AO (Retd), Chairman of Shrine Trustees Mr Robin Scott, Minister for Veterans Wing Commander Colin Smith, Commanding Officer No. 10 Squadron   View...

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The Battle of Kapyong - Dr Adrian Threlfall show art The Battle of Kapyong - Dr Adrian Threlfall

Shrine of Remembrance

For two days in April 1951, the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment fought a heroic rearguard action and helped to stop a massive Chinese force at the gates of Seoul. Dr Adrian Threlfall explores Australia’s largest post-Second World War battle.   Adrian's two books are: Jungle Warriors Reg Saunders: An Indigenous War Hero Adrian's third book is due for release in 2020.   The Shrine's special exhibition, The Korean War 1950–53, is on display daily in our Galleries from 10am with last entry at 4.30pm.

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Special release: The Korean War 1950–53 exhibition launch show art Special release: The Korean War 1950–53 exhibition launch

Shrine of Remembrance

Recorded Friday 5 April.  MC: Mr Dean M Lee, CEO Shrine of Remembrance Speakers: The Honourable Robin Scott, Minister for Veterans Mr Tom Parkinson, President of the Korean War Veterans Association of Australia Dr Richard Trembath, academic and author of A Different Sort of War: Australians in Korea 1950–53 Mr Kim Sunghyo, Consul-General of the Republic of South Korea   The Korean War 1950–53 will be on display at the Shrine until March 2020 and can be viewed daily from 10am, last entry at 4.30pm.   Become a Shrine Friend to receive invitations to our exhibition launches...

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Curator Talk: The Korean War show art Curator Talk: The Korean War

Shrine of Remembrance

Shrine Curator Neil Sharkey shares his insights into the creation of our latest special exhibition on the Korean War. Although the fighting ceased over 65 years ago, the war has never ended. The Korean War 1950–53 is on display in the Shrine Galleries daily until March 2020. Entry is between 10am and 4.30pm.

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The Missing Man – Peter Rees show art The Missing Man – Peter Rees

Shrine of Remembrance

Len Waters was a trailblazer. In realising his childhood dream, Len became the first and only Indigenous Australian fighter-pilot. Peter Rees reflects on Len’s man’s extraordinary life. Recorded Tuesday 28 May during Reconciliation Week 2019. Enter the draw to win a complimentary copy of  Peter Rees's book on Len's life, The Missing Man, through the Shrine’s Facebook page.  The Missing Man is also available for purchase online through the Shrine Shop.

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Australia as Peacemaker? show art Australia as Peacemaker?

Shrine of Remembrance

How can we create a more peaceful world? Join Dr Tania Miletic, specialist in peace and conflict studies, as she reflects on the Australian experience of conflict prevention and peace building processes around the world.

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Stern Justice – Adam Wakeling show art Stern Justice – Adam Wakeling

Shrine of Remembrance

In the aftermath of the Second World War, Australia conducted hundreds of trials against Japanese wartime leaders. Adam Wakeling considers whether these trials were acts of justice or revenge and what we can learn from them today.

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Purpose of Futility – Dr Clare Rhoden show art Purpose of Futility – Dr Clare Rhoden

Shrine of Remembrance

Australia had the highest levels of public education in the British Empire at the outbreak of the First World War. From the midst of destruction came an outpouring of art and creativity. Discover our literary legacies from The Great War with Dr Clare Rhoden.   See Clare’s website for more information on her books The Purpose of Futility and The Stars in the Night.   Recorded Thursday 4 April 2019.

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Fearless in Serbia show art Fearless in Serbia

Shrine of Remembrance

Be inspired by the remarkable story of Victorian surgeon Dr Mary de Garis. Mary was the Chief Medical Officer of a tent hospital for two years on the Eastern Front during the First World War. Dr Ruth Lee tells her story.

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A special presentation by Leslie Bunn Glover ('Bunny") as part of the Sandakan Mebourne Cup display at the Shrine of Remembrance during this year's Spring Racing Carnival. Commemorating the 2,500 Australian and British men who dies as prisoners of the Japanese on Borneo. The Sandakan Cup (1942) and the Emirates Melbourne Cup (2015) were featured on stage during the program.

In May 1942, Bunny was among hundreds of Australian prisoners moved to a forced-labour camps at Sandakan, Borneo, after the fall of Singapore. Happy memories of his time in captivity are few but a clear example is the running of the Sandakan Melbourne Cup in November 1942.