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September 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE -Ross McMullin – ‘Turning Disaster into Victory: The Battle of Polygon Wood’ live online

September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Online Via Zoom.com

The battle of Polygon Wood in September 1917 is one of the AIF’s most iconic but least understood victories.   It has usually been depicted as a relatively straightforward affair — the Australians advanced behind an irresistible barrage that resembled a Gippsland bushfire, and there were inevitable casualties but no major hiccups. This interpretation is fundamentally flawed. There was indeed a major hiccup that complicated the operation. The Germans, sensing what was coming, launched a ferocious pre-emptive attack against the…

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October 2020

The Bloody Beachheads: The Battles of Gona, Buna and Sanananda – One Day Conference

October 3 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
RHSV, 239 A'Beckett Street
Melbourne, 3000 Australia
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As the battle for Guadalcanal dragged on the Japanese advance on the Kokoda Track culminated and they were ordered to ‘advance to the rear’.   Two delaying defensive positions at Eora Creek and Oivi-Gorari imposed a toll on the Australians’ pursuit, but allowed time for the Japanese to complete a labyrinth of bunkers and trenches around the Papuan beach head villages of Gona, Buna and Sanananda. The Battle for the Beachheads, as it became known, saw an estimated 9,000 Japanese…

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Warbirds Downunder 2020

October 17 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Temora Aviation Museum, 1 Tom Moon Avenue
Temora, 2666 Australia
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In October 2020 the largest Warbirds airshow in the Southern Hemisphere will once again take flight over Temora, NSW. This two-day event is jam-packed with action, in the air and on the ground, making for a great weekend for your entire family. What is Warbirds Downunder 2020? Across the weekend of Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th October 2020 the fifth Warbirds Downunder event will take place at Temora Aviation Museum, NSW. This biennial event brings together the largest gathering of…

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