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Voices from Afghanistan
January 1, 1970 @ 10:00 am
Some Australians who have fought in Afghanistan were only starting primary school when the war started after the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001. For thirteen years Australia‚Äôs servicemen and women have served, often in multiple deployments. They were sent to bring stability and security to a country that has known little of either for a generation. Australia‚Äôs commitment to Afghanistan continues, but with the winding down of major combat operations, it is timely to look back on the war. This exhibition presents the perspectives of participants, of those affected by the war ‚Äì both in Afghanistan and in Australia ‚Äì and of eyewitnesses to the conflict.
The Voices from Afghanistan temporary exhibition is located in the the Galleries of Remembrance, a $45 million Victorian Government redevelopment that utilises 1,600 square metres of undercroft space that exists beneath the Shrine of Remembrance.¬†Over 800 objects are included in permanent and temporary exhibition spaces which illustrate the experiences of Australians at war and in peacekeeping operations, from Pre-Federation to the present day, with a particular focus on individual and unit stories of Victorian service and sacrifice.
Last admission to the Galleries of Remembrance is 4.30pm.