The ANZAC Centenary
Written on the 7 August 2014
Victorians marked one hundred years since the start of World War One on 4 August, 1914 with the ANZAC Centenary Commemorative Week.
The $45 million Galleries of Remembrance project is completed and the Shrine’s Centenary Touring Exhibition has been launched after $200,000 Victorian Coalition Government investment.The Galleries of Remembrance project will house a new education centre and auditorium containing the ‘Devanha’ landing boat - one of only two remaining lifeboats that was used to land Australian troops at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. The Galleries will open to the public ahead of the formal dedication service which will be held on 11 November 2014.
The Shrine’s Centenary Touring Exhibition will visit more than 20 venues across the state and present Victorian perspectives on the frontline and home front experiences of World War One. The exhibition will retell the stories of World War One.
The major investment in the Galleries of Remembrance and the Shrine’s Centenary Touring Exhibition represents the Coalition Government’s commitment to inform current and future generations and acknowledge the courage, mateship, determination and initiative of the young Victorian ANZACs.
With new WW1 honour boards at the Dedication of the Somme Cross at the East Malvern RSL during ANZAC Centenary Commemorative Week. Pictured with past president Norman Dodgson and Brigadier Geoff Christopherson AM.