62,000 Poppies Display
Date: Friday 5 October - Sunday 11 November 2018
Time: 9am - 10pm
Location: Australian War Memorial
A display of 62,000 handcrafted, red poppies on the Memorial's grounds was the centrepiece of commemorations, symbolically representing Australian lives lost in the First World War.
This was a free event. Night time lighting allowed visitors to access the display through to 10pm each day.
Complementing the handcrafted poppies display was a moving musical program assembled by Memorial artist in residence Chris Latham.
About the 62,000 poppies
Each handcrafted poppy was created by a volunteer to represent an Australian life lost in the First World War. The names of those lost are individually listed on the Memorial’s Roll of Honour.
Watch our behind-the-scenes videos on the poppy makers.