One hundred years ago, on 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front ceased firing after four years of continuous warfare. German leaders accepted an armistice, bringing the First World War to an end.
To mark the centenary of this historical anniversary that shaped Australia and the world, a series of public events and activities will be held as part of the Memorial’s Honour their Spirit commemorations. These will culminate with the National Ceremony on Remembrance Day, and launch of the new exhibition After the War.
The Diggers’ Requiem is an Australian tribute to the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War. In an astonishing piece of musical teamwork, the Requiem has been composed by seven contemporary Australian composers working with Artistic Director Christopher Latham. Composers Nigel Westlake, Elena Kats-Chernin, Richard Mills, Graeme Koehne, Ross Edwards, Andrew Schultz and Chris have all written movements.
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Launch of The Last Post: a ceremony of love, loss and remembrance at the Australian War Memorial
Each evening, before closing its doors, the Australian War Memorial conducts a Last Post Ceremony – a moving tribute dedicated to the service of one soldier listed on the Roll of Honour.
Ceremonies are recorded and are available for purchase on DVD/USB – $15.00 incl. postage (within Australia). To obtain a copy of a particular ceremony, please contact the Memorial’s Retail and Online Sales team at firstname.lastname@example.org or ph. (02) 6243 4555.
Click here to find a list of past ceremonies.