25 March - 25 April 2018
Australian National Veterans Art Museum 'March to Art' Exhibition
All members of the NVN and their families are encouraged to pop in to the Collins Place Gallery (45 Collins Street, Melbourne) between 25 March and 25 April 2018 to view some of the extraordinary and thought-provoking artwork painted by current and former members of the Australian military forces, and their families.  This exhibition is organised by the Australian National Veterans Arts Museum (ANVAM). It is part of an ADF-wide art-based program that helps participants to recover from stress and trauma experienced during their service.  The exhibition also hopes to open up a pathway for new participants to become aware of and involved in ANVAM’s programs, while simultaneously educating the broader community about the nature and challenges of military life.

22 July 2017 - July 2018
Nerves and Steel

The Royal Australian Navy in the Pacific December 1941 – September 1945
The war in the Pacific was essentially a naval struggle. Allied war aims hinged on the destruction of Japan’s powerful navy and the severing of sea communications between Japan and its far-flung Asian and Pacific conquests. Nerves and Steel explores the role played by the RAN in ultimate Allied victory and features items from the Shrine’s own collection as well as loans from the Australian War Memorial, the RAN Heritage Collection, veterans and their families.
The exhibition will be on display in the Shrine of Remembrance Southern Gallery.

Next Flagship event:
Battle of the Coral - Details TBA

**** Coming up.....refer to Calendar

01 Mar – O
n this day in 1901 - the Commonwealth Navy was created under section 51 of the Australian Constitution with the States transferring their Naval Forces and all employed in them to the Federal Government.

01 Mar –
On this day in 1967 the RAN adopted the Australian White Ensign

01 Mar –
76th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Perth during the Battle of Sunda Strait

04 Mar
– 76th anniversary of the sinking of HMAS Yarra

22 Mar
–Creswell Oration

23 Mar -
Scrap Iron Flotilla Luncheon (details on News Page)

26 Mar
– NHS meeting (all welcome)

09 Apr
– On this day in 1942 - HMAS VAMPIRE sunk by Japanese aircraft off Ceylon.