Remembering animals in war activities 2020

Sunday 23 February

Animals have played an important part in all conflicts and peacekeeping operations in which Australians have been involved. Join us for public talks, family tours, and activities that explore the roles of animals during wartime.

Phillip Oliver Hobson, HOBJ3115

10.15 am and 2.15 pm

Family tours

Entrance to the Second World War Gallery
This short, hands-on tour for families reveals remarkable stories of animals who have served in war.

Gary Ramage, P09971.072

11 am

Public talk

BAE Systems theatre
Join special guest speaker Nigel Allsopp as he discusses the roles that animals continue to play in military operations.

AWM2018.4.245.24

11.30 am – 1.30 pm

Make and create

Education Orientation Space
Come along and create furry and feathered friends to take home in this free craft session for families.

Join special guest speaker Kendall Crocker as he shares his experiences working with animals in the military.

1 pm

Public talk

BAE Systems theatre
Join special guest speaker Kendall Crocker as he shares his experiences working with animals in the military.

AWM 075236

2.45 pm

Pigeon release

Meet on the Forecourt
Come along to view the release of 32 pigeons, symbolising the number of birds awarded the PDSA Dickin Medal for gallantry.

Steven Holland, Animals in war memorial, 2009, stainless steel, bronze, concrete and granite, 237 x 285 x 272 cm. ART93929

3 pm

Sculpture garden tour

Meet on the Forecourt
Explore the art that tells animal stories in the Memorial’s sculpture garden with renowned local artist Steven Holland.

National Day for War Animals
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