Current Events

  1. Objects of the colonial militia

    19 June 2019

    Free curator-led tour
    Captain Reg Saunders Gallery, 12.30 pm

    Each Australian colony raised their own militia units prior to Federation. Join a curator to learn more about these units and to see some never-before-displayed objects from the Memorial’s collection.

  2. Story time

    21 June 2019

    Free activity for children
    Lower galleries, 10:30am

    Hear stories of brave animals, extraordinary people, and faraway places brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys.

  3. Epitaph

    21 June 2019

    Free performance
    Anzac Hall - 11:40am, 12:40pm and 1:40pm

    This museum theatre piece captures the emotional struggle for Australian families at the end of the First World War as they faced the task of writing an epitaph for their loved ones buried in foreign lands.

  4. Epitaph

    22 June 2019

    Free performance
    Anzac Hall - 11:40am, 12:40pm and 1:40pm

    This museum theatre piece captures the emotional struggle for Australian families at the end of the First World War as they faced the task of writing an epitaph for their loved ones buried in foreign lands.

  5. Epitaph

    23 June 2019

    Free performance
    Anzac Hall - 11:40am, 12:40pm and 1:40pm

    This museum theatre piece captures the emotional struggle for Australian families at the end of the First World War as they faced the task of writing an epitaph for their loved ones buried in foreign lands.

  6. Framing memory: reverse-painted glass-framed photographs

    27 June 2019

    Free curator talk
    Captain Reg Saunders Gallery, 12.30 pm

    Join the curator and conservator of Framing memory to hear about how this exhibition was put together, some of the conservation required for these fragile objects, and how the framing adds to the stories of the soldiers pictured.

  7. Story time

    28 June 2019

    Free activity for children
    Lower galleries, 10:30am

    Hear stories of brave animals, extraordinary people, and faraway places brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys.

  8. Australia and the Paris Peace Conference

    28 June 2019

    Free public talk
    BAE Systems Theatre, 12 pm

    Australia suffered more than 60,000 war dead during the First World War. How was this loss recognised at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919?

  9. Balikpapan: the last major Australian ground operation of the Second World War

    04 July 2019

    Free behind-the-scenes art tour 
    Meet in the Orientation Gallery, 12.30pm

    To mark the 74th anniversary of the Australian amphibious landing at Balikpapan, join a curator-led behind-the-scenes tour of rarely seen collection material relating to the last Australian ground operation to be launched during the Second World War.

    Bookings essential.