Hall of Memory, Australian War Memorial, Official Opening Ceremony

Place Oceania: Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Accession Number S00207
Collection type Sound
Measurement 21 min 42 sec
Object type Ceremony or Event recording, Radio broadcast
Physical description sound disc (vinyl); AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING COMMISSION; 33 1/3 rpm; mono; 10 inch
Maker Slim, William Joseph
Date made 24 May 1959
Access Open
Conflict Period 1950-1959
Copyright Item copyright: © Australian War Memorial
Creative Commons License This item is licensed under CC BY-NC
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Hall of Memory, Australian War Memorial, Official Opening by the Governor General, Field Marshal Sir William Slim KG, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, GBE, DSO, MC, on 24 May 1959.

History / Summary

Includes speeches by The Honourable Gordon Freeth, Minister for the Interior; Dr C E W Bean, Chairman of the Board of Management of the Australian War Memorial; dedication by the three service padres; talks by Raymond Ewers, sculpter; Napier Waller and Major J J McGrath, Director of the Australian War Memorial. The opening ceremony was broadcast live by the Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC), the announcer is Graham Chisolm.

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