eMemorial: what’s on in March

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eMemorial - The Australian War Memorial's monthly newsletter
Newsletter  |  March 2021
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RAAF CENTENARY

On 31 March 2021, the Royal Australian Air Force will mark 100 years of service to Australia.
During 2021 the Memorial will focus on highlighting the service, achievements and contributions of Air Force, both past and present. Visit our website to discover a collection of articles, films, interactive experiences and more.
Image: A Vultee Vengeance RAAF Dive-bomber on patrol. 073124

NATIONAL CONSULTATION FORUMS ON NOW

Help contribute to our new gallery development, dedicated to telling Australia’s contemporary defence stories. 
As part of the Memorial’s ongoing community engagement for our new gallery development, we are hosting national consultation forums throughout March.  Sessions are being offered online and face-to-face across a number of days and times to ensure as many people as possible can share stories, feedback and ideas, for these  new exhibition spaces.
Representatives from the Memorial’s curatorial team will share their vision and answer your questions.
Photo: Royal Australian Air Force AP-3C, October 2009, United Arab Emirates: Al Minhad Air Base. Photographer: Shaun Gladwell, Australian War Memorial Official Artist, P09777.074

ANZAC DAY

The Australian War Memorial has received approval from ACT Health to hold the Anzac Day Dawn Service and National Ceremony on Sunday 25 April 2021 with COVID appropriate measures in place.
The Memorial is now finalising the operational details and further information regarding ticketing will be available in the coming weeks.

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

March is Women’s History Month. To mark the occasion we’re sharing inspiring stories of extraordinary women:
Henryka Shaw: By the time Henryka Shaw was liberated in May 1945, she had survived five concentration camps. Read article.
Dr Phoebe Chapple: The first woman doctor to win the Military Medal. Read article.
45 Daughters of Mary Immaculate: The little known story of the 45 Daughters of Mary Immaculate, or F.M.I. Sisters, of the Vunapope Catholic Mission. They helped save the lives of hundreds of men, women and children during the Second World War. Read article.
Sharon Brown: Fifteen years ago, Sharon Bown narrowly escaped death in a helicopter crash in East Timor. Read article.
Nora Heyson: The first woman to be appointed as an Australian official war artist. Read article.

COLLECTED PODCAST

HMAS Brisbane was one of the first three major Australian war ships designed and built in the United States; it was also the last steam powered ship in the Royal Australian Navy. After the destroyer was retired from service in 2001, its command and control centre, the bridge, was placed on display at the Memorial.
Join Louise Maher on a tour of the bridge to learn about HMAS Brisbane’s role in the Vietnam and Gulf Wars.

AIR FORCE CENTENARY RANGE

In honour of the Royal Australian Air Force centenary on 31 March 2021, the Air Force has developed a striking range of products now available for purchase from the Memorial Shop, in-store and online.

WARTIME ISSUE #93

The summer edition of Wartime, “100 Years of the RAAF”, presents stories about the RAAF’s centenary of service.

“G FOR GEORGE” REPLICA

“G for George” Avro Lancaster bomber
This detailed 1:150 scale diecast replica was produced in consultation with the Memorial to ensure accuracy. Comes fully painted and assembled.

INK IN THE LINES EXHIBITION

Many members and veterans of the Australian Defence Forces have tattoos, and while their reasons for getting tattooed are as varied as the people themselves, self-expression and belonging play a part.
They also share a common purpose in getting inked: to remember.
Inscribed on skin are their identities as veterans, the commemoration of loss, experiences of trauma and overcoming adversity, the bonds of family and friends, and acknowledging the experiences that make us who we are.
The Ink in the Lines exhibition is on display until 16 May 2021

HELP TRANSCRIBE OUR AUDIO COLLECTION

The Australian War Memorial holds a rich collection of interviews with people who have served in Australia’s military forces.
Some of the Memorial’s interview collection has been uploaded to Amplify, is a platform designed to deliver audio collections from the archives of cultural institutions
Using speech-to-text software, Amplify creates machine-generated transcripts of oral history interviews which are edited by volunteers.
You can help enrich these historic records by correcting transcription errors as you listen to them.
Visit Amplify to help make our collection more accessible.

VISITING THE MEMORIAL

We are open and ready to welcome you to the Memorial. Entry remains free, but you will need to reserve a timed ticket to visit the galleries, Commemorative Area and Anzac Hall, and to attend the Last Post Ceremony.
Please visit the ACT Government website for the latest travel advice for visitors from all states and territories.

PLACES OF PRIDE

Each week we are featuring a different memorial and its story from across Australia.
Every memorial tells a story and we want to share them with you.
Follow our #AWMemorialMonday posts on FacebookTwitter and LinkedIn.

CLASSROOM RESOURCES

Explore our vast collection of online resources and activities that bring the incredible sources and stories of the Memorial’s collection into your classroom.
PLEASE MAKE A DONATION TO HELP US SHARE OUR POWERFUL STORIES WITH MORE AUSTRALIANS

SPREAD THE WORD!

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