November at the Shrine of Remembrance

Remembrance Day

11 November 2017, from 10.30am

Every year, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, we pause to remember those men and women who have died or suffered in all wars and peacekeeping operations.  

Join us for the Victorian State Remembrance Day Service and pay your respects to all men and women who have served. One minute of silence will be observed at 11am. The installation of thousands of hand-made poppies and the participation of the Menin Gate buglers, representing the Last Post Association of Belgium, will further add to the poignancy of this year’s service. These special features are in honour of the commemoration of the 99 year anniversary of the First World War Armistice.

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Talks and Events

Friends of the Shrine can attend public programs for free. General admission is $5 per person. Bookings essential.

Curator Talk: The Soldiers’ XI

Wednesday 22 November, 2pm
Education Centre

Join Dr Ian Jackson as he explores how our soldiers have used the game of cricket as a survival mechanism, a form of relief from conflict and a morale booster when on active deployment. Discover how this game has helped forge relationships and promoted teamwork.

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Reading: As Told By The Boys Who Fed Me Apples 

Thursday 23 November, 6pm
Shrine Auditorium

This award-winning reading by actor Andre Jewson tells the story of Sandy, the only Australian horse to return home from the First World War. The story captures the brutality of war and the heroism of the men and horses that served.
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Laying Up the Old Guidon of the 4th Light Horse Regiment

11 November 2017, 3pm
Shrine Forecourt and Sanctuary

The original 4th Light Horse Regiment Guidon is being retired from service. A regimental parade, wreath laying ceremony and formal presentation of the Guidon to the Shrine of Remembrance will mark this auspicious occassion. The Guidon will be on display in the Sanctuary until 5pm.

Full list of services

Gurkha / Nepalese Regiments

12 November 2017, 10.30am
Wreath Laying at Memorial Tree G57

Each year the service and sacrifice of the Gurkha / Nepalese Regiments is honoured at their memorial plaque. The plaque was dedicated on Remembrance Day 2007 and is located near the Legacy Garden.

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Centenary of the Battle of Beersheba

Tuesday 31 October marked the centenary of the Battle of Beersheba. A special commemorative service was held with over 4000 school students and general public in attendance. View some of the stunning images from the event.

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Entry to exhibitions is by donation. All proceeds support the Shrine Education Program.

The Light Horse: Australians in the Middle East

20 October 2017 – 21 October 2018
East Gallery, Galleries of Remembrance

While Australian infantry served in the grim trenches of the Western Front, their comrades in the Australian Light Horse were fighting a dynamic campaign against the Ottomans in the desert wastes of Sinai, Palestine and Syria. Featuring historic and contemporary paintings, and memorabilia from now legendary light horsemen.

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Nerves and Steel: Navy in the Pacific

22 July 2017 – 29 July 2018
South Gallery, Galleries of Remembrance

Discover the struggles and glory of the Allied forces against Japan’s powerful navy and the role that the Royal Australian Navy played from December 1941 to September 1945 in securing the ultimate Allied Victory.

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The Soldiers’ XI

1 April 2017 – 1 April 2018
West Gallery, Galleries of Remembrance

Explore twenty-first century conflicts in Timor, Iraq and Afghanistan from the unique perspective of cricket. The private collection of eleven cricket bats belonging to Sergeant H, a currently serving officer,
span his deployments with the Australian Army where cricket has been played as a means of survival.

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Dear Laura: Postcards from the First World War

Closing 21 December 2017
East Gallery, Galleries of Remembrance

View postcards sent to Laura Brooks between 1915 and 1918 by her future husband Alan Ferguson, her two brothers and her uncle. Explore the journeys and sights they encountered, as well as the devastation caused by war.

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Remembrance Poppy Bullion

This 1/2 oz silver bullion with brilliant red poppy illumination makes the perfect addition to your Centenary collection, complete with the commemorative inscription Lest We Forget 1915-2015.

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Poppy Scarf

Our poppy scarf is handy for the four seasons in a day that Melbourne is famous for—perfect for our upcoming Remembrance Day service on 11 November 2017. Proudly Australian made, and endorsed by the Victorian RSL. Visit the shop








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