1918 Australians in France (small modified version)
1918 Australians in France (Modified) focuses on the great courage and sacrifice shown by Australian men and women during the final year of the war on the Western Front. With the Gallipoli campaign of 1915 already behind them, Australian soldiers earned worldwide recognition for their fighting spirit during the battles of Hamel and Amiens in France.
This is a smaller modified version of the highly successful exhibition that opened in Canberra in 1998. Its graphic panel format has been developed specifically for remote and regional venues in a dedicated attempt to reach as many Australians as possible.
The exhibition features stories of ordinary individuals who performed extraordinary acts in the face of adversity. There are first hand accounts and photographic images of Australians killed in action in the final battles of the First World War. The exhibition is an important tribute also to the thousands of men and women who provided medical aid on the battlefields.
The main components of 1918 Australians in France are four freestanding
'Skyline' structures with graphics, four double-sided panels and two
showcases containing a small selection of First World War relics.
An online exhibition has been developed to complement
the travelling exhibition.
|Como Historic House and Garden||Melbourne||VIC||25 April 2002||12 May 2002|
|St Helen History Room||St Helen's||TAS||25 May 2002||23 June 2002|
|West Coast Council/ Gaiety Theatre||Zeehan||TAS||07 August 2002||15 September 2002|
|Devonport Library||Devonport||TAS||25 September 2002||04 October 2002|
|Queen's Hall Parliament of Victoria||Melbourne||VIC||22 October 2002||11 November 2002|
|Castlemaine Historical Society||Castlemaine||VIC||15 November 2002||08 December 2002|
|Robert O'Hara Burke Memorial Museum||Beechworth||VIC||10 January 2003||09 February 2002|
|George Evans Museums||Sunbury||VIC||17 February 2003||16 March 2003|
|Griffith Regional Gallery||Griffith||NSW||23 March 2003||20 April 2003|
|Lady Denman Heritage Complex||Huskisson||NSW||25 April 2003||25 May 2003|
|Roma Town Council||Roma||QLD||16 September 2003||21 September 2003|
|Esk Visitor Information Centre||Esk||QLD||26 September 2003||26 October 2003|
|St George Regional Museum||Hurstville||NSW||04 November 2003||11 December 2003|
|Eden Killer Whale Museum||Eden||NSW||19 December 2003||07 March 2004|
|Parkes Library||Parkes||NSW||11 March 2004||25 April 2004|
|Army Museum Bandiana||Wodonga||VIC||30 April 2004||13 June 2004|
|The Shrine of Remembrance||Melbourne||VIC||18 June 2004||01 August 2004|
|Coo-ee Heritage Centre||Gilgandra||NSW||19 September 2004||31 October 2004|