Monday 16 April 2012 by Dennis Stockman. 2 comments
First World War Centenary, Exhibitions, News, First World War

Prime Minister Gillard announces funding support for the First World War Galleries

The Australian War Memorial will mark the Centenary of the First World War through a vibrant four year cultural program including changing our First World War galleries. 

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Refurbishment of the First World War galleries at the Australian War Memorial

Prime Minister Gillard announces funding for the First World War galleries

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Robert Allison AM, former Managing Director of TJ Andrews Funeral Services, who was related by marriage to the granddaughter of Thomas James Andrews, offered his services to The Australian War Memorial as an honorary consultant in the return of The Unknown Australian Soldier late in 1993. Rob acted as our national funeral director at the ceremonies in France and Belgium. In a Letter of Condolence written in December 2012 from Brendan Kelson, Director, Australian War Memorial 1990-1994, he writes "Rob was a model of authority, dignity and grace....But more than that, Rob was a wise and steadfast guide from the beginning to the end of this remarkable national historic endeavour." Paul Keating's Eulogy from the Service held on 11 November 1993 is inspirational, and could easily be incorporated into any planned event taking place between the Centenaries in 2014 and November 2018.

Our local RSL the entrance longjetty nsw central coast ,held the largest dawn service and march followed by our service ,hundreds of school children attended ,huge ,lovely weather as well ,Anzac spirit very much alive in our area ,William.