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January 1, 1970 @ 10:00 am
Australians have been making pilgrimages to the battlefields and cemeteries of the Second World War since the 1940s. From the jungles of New Guinea and South-East Asia to the mountains of Greece and the deserts of North Africa, they travel in search of the stories of lost loved ones, to mourn the dead and to come to grips with the past. Join a team of researchers from Monash University to retrace the history of these pilgrimages and see how HMAS Sydney, Bomber Command and the historic battles of the 2nd AIF have loaned new life to the Anzac legend.
Presenter: Professor Bruce Scates, Dr Keir Reeves, Dr Damien Williams, Alexandra McCosker and Rebecca Wheatley
Cost: Free, gold coin donation welcome.
Thursday 26 September – 5.30pm arrival for 6pm start.
Light refreshments served between 5.30pm and 6pm. Talks begin promptly at 6pm.