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One hundred years ago on 11 November 1918, four bloody years of brutal conflict came to an end. Almost 62,000 Australians died fighting for our freedom and in service of our nation.
To commemorate the centenary of the Armistice that ended the First World War a creative public program ran at the Australian War Memorial from 5 October 2018 to Remembrance Day, 11 November 2018.

Key Events


Date Time Event Location
5 October - 11 November 9am - 10pm daily 62,000 Poppies Display, including a moving musical program assembled by Memorial artist in residence Chris Latham. Australian War Memorial grounds
6 October 7.30pm - Diggers' Requiem performance Llewellyn Hall, Australian National University
8, 9, 10 November Dusk - 10pm First World War image projections Australian War Memorial grounds
10 November 8pm - dawn Beam of Light Australian War Memorial grounds
11 November 10.30am-12pm Remembrance Day National Ceremony Australian War Memorial grounds


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