10th Frontier Wars Remembrance March, Canberra, Anzac Day

2021-04-21T17:03:01+10:00April 21st, 2021|

MEDIA ALERT   21 April 2021   10th Frontier Wars Remembrance March Assembling from 10 am Anzac Day, 25 April 2021 Cnr Anzac Parade & Constitution Ave, Parkes, Canberra, ACT 2600 All welcome and bring a banner for the unmarked killing fields. Least We Forget the Frontier Wars “We must be persistent [...]

Australian War Memorial to broadcast Anzac Day ceremony to the nation

2020-03-25T11:32:16+11:00March 25th, 2020|

Owing to the Coronavirus outbreak, Anzac Day, 25 April 2020, will not include commemorations in which the public take part in person. Instead the Australian War Memorial will broadcast a private ceremony to be held at 5.30 am in the Commemorative Area and Hall of Memory. Read more about the [...]

Australian War Memorial to close indefintely

2020-03-25T11:23:46+11:00March 25th, 2020|

Owing to the Coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak, the Australian War Memorial will close indefinitely. Read the announcement made on 23 March 2020: https://www.awm.gov.au/media/press-releases/memorialclosure

Push for frontier wars commemoration at Australian War Memorial

2020-03-25T11:38:34+11:00March 25th, 2020|

On 22 November 2019, when Dr Brendan Nelson was still Director of the Australian War Memorial (AWM), many organisations and members of the public called for Australia's 'frontier wars' to be recognised as part of the $500 million expansion of the AWM. Read more at: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6506929/support-for-frontier-wars-commemoration-in-awm-public-consultation/  It remains to [...]

Anzac Day: Freedom means Australia should face up to the truth of its past–Richard Flanagan reflects on the meaning of Anzac Day

2018-04-25T11:22:36+10:00April 25th, 2018|

"Lest We Forget The Frontier Wars"–banners and placards recall conflicts between colonists and Australia's First Peoples on the colonial frontier, Frontier Wars March, Anzac Parade, Reid, Canberra, 25 April 2018. Photo: Jane Morrison If Anzac Day is about Australian servicemen and women fighting in overseas wars to protect [...]

Aboriginal Tent Embassy camp shines light on frontier wars

2018-04-17T06:56:25+10:00April 17th, 2018|

  Sovereignty sign, Aboriginal Embassy, Canberra, Australia, 2017. Despite the invasion of their lands, killings, massacres and dispossession since 1788, First Nations have never ceded their sovereignty. Photo Jane Morrison A camp at the Embassy is expected to host 100 or more visitors who will take part in [...]

Frontier Wars making news again in lead up to Anzac Day

2018-04-09T22:58:16+10:00April 9th, 2018|

  On Anzac Day, 25 April 2017, after the National Anzac Day Commemoration Ceremony, First Nations people laid wreathes, commemorating the fallen in the frontier wars, at the Stone of Remembrance, Australian War Memorial, Canberra. Photo: Jane Morrison The Victorian government and the Returned Services League (RSL), are [...]

Australian War Memorial artwork speaks to country and culture

2017-12-19T23:07:42+11:00November 30th, 2017|

Kulatangku angakanyini manta munu Tjukurpa [Country and Culture will be protected by spears] is a work by 19 artists from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands in South Australia. The huge painting is permanently on display at the Australian War Memorial. Read more about the opening ceremony on 16 November 2017 [...]

Australia’s frontier massacres and wars

2017-12-05T07:42:15+11:00November 6th, 2017|

ABC Radio National, Thursday 6 July 2017 A new map recording hundreds of sites where Aboriginal people were massacred during Australia's colonisation has renewed debate around how the country's history of war should be memorialised. The Australian War Memorial stands by the position that it's not the appropriate institution to [...]

‘Remarkable’ Indigenous diggers take the lead on Anzac Day at last

2017-12-06T02:25:34+11:00November 6th, 2017|

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and women veterans march together for the first time in the Anzac Day march, Australian War Memorial, Canberra, 25 April 2017. Photo: Jane Morrison NITV 25 April 2017 https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-news/article/2017/04/25/remarkable-indigenous-diggers-take-lead-anzac-day-last

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