Gallipoli and Beyond 2015 program of events

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Our first event was a WWI Boroondara Community Memborabilia Roadshow held at Kew RSL on Tuesday 11 November 2014. This was followed by a program of events held over a period of two weeks from Saturday 11 April 2015 - Saturday 25 April 2015. The final event was held on Remembrance Day, Wednesday 11 November 2015. The program received a Commendation in the Victorian Community History Awards 2015 in the category 'Centenary of World War One Award'.

Browse these Events and Library exhibitions to learn more about these special commemorative events.

On 25 April 2015, Australia and New Zealand commemorated the centenary of the Anzac landings on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey. Gallipoli has special significance to many Australians.

This was the first event to be run by the Gallipoli and Beyond 2015 Committee.

The special performance of Girls in Grey on Saturday 11 April, 2015 at 1.30pm in the Main Hall of the Hawthorn Arts Centre, attracted an audience of 155 patrons.

The Roadshow held at Ashburton Community Centre on Tuesday the 14 April 2015, followed the very successful roadshow held on the 11 November 2014 at the Kew RSL. Once again, members of the public were invited to bring items pertaining to WWI for inspection, evaluation and recording.

Modelled on the ABC program with the same name, we invited a number of panellists to join us for a discussion on the meaning of "Anzac Day: Past Present and Future."

Friday 17 April at 11am at Camberwell Library, Myra Dowling, Local and Family History Librarian, spoke to an audience of 16, about family history and the experience of wartime for service personnel and family at home.

On Saturday 18th April at 10am the Friends of Boroondara (Kew) Cemetery conducted a walk through the cemetery, corner High Street and Parkview Road, visiting some of the graves with memorials of servicemen who had died overseas.

The WWI exhibition at the Kew RSL was made up from mainly RSL items supplemented with borrowed items from Box Hill RSL and uniforms from Springvale Historical Society. Many saw it as people went in and out for over a month before the display was taken down.


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