Our special Friends-only activities give you an insider's view of the Memorial's exhibitions and galleries. These activities include behind-the-scenes tours and talks by the Memorial's historians and curators.

Bookings are essential.

Please contact our Friends Coordinator on (02) 6243 4523 or by email for further information or to make a booking.

Activities:

January 2017

Yaama! *

Tuesday 17 January, 11 am to 12 midday.

As a special event for Friends of the Memorial, please join two of our Indigenous staff at the Memorial in Mr Michael Bell, our Indigenous Liaison Officer and Curator Garth O’Connell for a special tour of the recently opened “For Country for Nation” exhibition.  The tour focuses on the theme of inter-connections and family links with many items having not been on display before.  Several rarely seen historical items will be specifically brought out for those Friends who take part in this tour to view up close.

(*hello in the traditional language of the Gomeroi people of New South Wales).

Book your place by emailing our Friends Coordinator or calling (02) 6243 4523.

Singapore surrender table

 

Insights and Australian stories from the Battle for Malaya and Singapore

Tuesday 24 January, 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm.

Join a Military Heraldry Technology Curator and a Military Historian for a special 75th anniversary gallery presentation on the significant Malaya and Singapore campaign.  As a special event for the Friends of the Memorial some rarely seen relics from the campaign will be brought out from the National Collection for those attending to view up close.

Book your place by emailing our Friends Coordinator or calling (02) 6243 4523.

 

February 2017

Siege of Elands river

Saturday 11 February, 11 am to 12 midday.

One battle of the South African War 1899-1902 typifies all the qualities that Australia has come to interpret as synonymous with the Anzac legend, but it occurred almost fifteen years before Australian soldiers ever landed at Gallipoli. This was the Siege of Elands River, a twelve day siege of a supply depot defended by soldiers from five of the six Australian colonies.  Join expert staff to hear about this battle in a special Friends only event.

Book your place by emailing our Friends Coordinator or calling (02) 6243 4523.