Big Things in Store media preview
Published: Tue 11 Sep 2012
Media are invited to preview historically significant objects featured in the Memorial’s upcoming Big Things in Store event at the Treloar Technology Centre in Mitchell.
Big Things in Store, 10 am – 3 pm on Sunday 16 September, is a unique opportunity for the public to see “behind-the-scenes” of the Memorial’s collection.
What: Iroquois helicopter, Japanese Ha-Go tank, Sabre jet fighter, and ‘Bushmaster’ Infantry Mobility Vehicle
Who: Australian War Memorial curators and conservators
When: 10.30 am Wednesday 12 September 2012
Where: Australian War Memorial Treloar Conservation and Storage Annex
8 Callan Street, Mitchell ACT (map)
The highlights include:
- An Iroquois helicopter recently acquired by the Memorial and on display to the public for the first time. This Iroquois carried out hundreds of operations in Vietnam between October 1969 and December 1971.
- One of the most significant relics from the Second World War, a Japanese Ha-Go tank abandoned by the Japanese during the battle of Milne Bay. Restored by Memorial conservators in time to mark seventy years since the battle of Milne Bay.
- A Sabre jet fighter also on display to the public for the first time. The Sabre was significant during the Malayan Emergency (1950 - 60) and Confrontation with Indonesia (1963 - 66).
- The 'Bushmaster' four wheel drive Infantry Mobility Vehicle (IMV).
The Treloar Technology Centre is the Australian War Memorial’s conservation facility and storage hub. Once a year its doors are opened to the public to reveal a vast array of aircraft, rockets, vehicles, tanks, artillery, and equipment used by – or against – Australians in war for over a century. More details about Big Things in Store available here.
Tom Vasey (02) 6243 4575 0409 600 038 email@example.com