Current Events

  1. First Nations flyers: Australian Aboriginal pilots and aircrew during the Second World War - NAIDOC Week

    11 July 2019

    Free public talk
    BAE Systems Theatre, 12.30pm

    At least four known Aboriginal pilots and aircrew flew operational missions as members of the Royal Australian Air Force during the Second World War. This special NAIDOC Week presentation will take a look at each member, the aircraft they flew, and what became of them.

  2. For our Country sculpture talk - NAIDOC Week

    11 July 2019

    Free public talk
    Meet at the Memorial building's front steps, 3pm

    Join this talk to learn about the Memorial’s new sculpture For our Country, which recognises Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander military service.

  3. Story time

    12 July 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.

  4. Make and create - NAIDOC Week

    12 July 2019

    Free activity for kids
    Education Space, Lower galleries, 11.30am - 1pm

    Children and their families are invited to join the Education team for a free craft session. Craft activities will focus on connections to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service.

  5. Epitaph

    12 July 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. Epitaph

    13 July 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.

  7. Epitaph

    14 July 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.

  8. Family tours

    15 July 2019

    Free school holidays family event
    Meet at the entrance to the Second World War Galleries, 10:15am

    Join the Education team for a 30-minute tour designed for children and their families, and discover some of the fascinating stories behind the objects on display.

  9. Hands-on History

    15 July 2019

    Free activity for kids
    Lower galleries, 11am

    Try on uniforms, handle real items, and hear incredible stories of Australians who have served.