The Australian War Memorial, inspired by Floriade’s 2012 theme of Style and Design, is proud to display a recently conserved colonial uniform that indirectly reveals the influence military uniforms have had on fashion.
A unique object in the Memorial’s collection,the ceremonial tunic exhibits distinctive gold braiding, gilded buttons and epaulettes – a look that has inspired fashion trends internationally.
The Australian War Memorial is committed to ensuring that the sacrifice of all Australian servicemen and women will never be forgotten. To commemorate those who gave their lives, the Memorial has three honour rolls; the Remembrance Book, the Commemorative Roll and the Roll of Honour. The Memorial regards each as equally significant.
After more than 16 years as Director of the Australian War Memorial Steve Gower AO AO(Mil) will retire tomorrow, Friday 31 August 2012.
“On behalf of the Council, staff and volunteers at the Memorial, I pay tribute to Steve for his visionary and inspirational leadership. His extraordinary talents have guided the Memorial for more than a decade and a half,” said Rear Admiral Ken Doolan AO RAN (Ret'd), Chairman of the Council of the Australian War Memorial.