Some recent WW1 commemorations down under

A new memorial had been unveiled at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. A simple black oculus representing a camera lens is dedicated to the work of journalists, photographers, camara operators and artists. The new Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, himself a former journalist, said that the new War Correspondents’ Memorial was about courage in the face of death.

The Heritage Council of Victoria has published some trail leaflets “100 places for 100 years” encouraging people to visit all the WW1 and WW11 memorials in the state of Victoria.

The Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne’s Visitor centre in the crypt has been extended and now includes a museum. They publish a quarterly What’s On brochure outlining their ongoing programme of talks etc..

The Monash Choral project is ambitiously creating a series of performances based on the life of General Sir John Monash GCMG, KCB, VD.

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