“Behind the Wire” Photographic Exhibition

NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHIC EXHIBITION AT CURRUMBIN RSL An acclaimed national photographic exhibition, Behind the Wire, which documents the life stories of Australian Vietnam veterans, including four Gold Coast veterans, is on display at Currumbin RSL during November 2014. The historical exhibition was completed over a three year period by renowned Melbourne photographer, Susan Gordon-Brown. The exhibition […]

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Australia Remembers – Doug Martin’s Story

The following video is a story shared by Veteran Doug Martin and his recollection of the sinking of HMASCanberra. The story told by the Australian War Memorial is “In the darkness of the early hours of the morning of 9 August 1942 the RAN heavy cruiser HMAS Canberra was severely damaged off Guadalcanal (Solomon Islands) […]

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Australia Remembers – A tribute to our Animal War Heroes

ANIMAL HEROES MEMORIAL STATUE UNVEILED AT PALM BEACH PARKLANDS Messengers, Sentinels, Sniffers, Casualty, Guards, Couriers, Ratters, Trackers, Cigarettes, Mascots but above all: Companions. These are but some of the names and significant contributions that animals have given to their human counterparts during war times when soldiers are in dangerous zones and away from loved ones. […]

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Australia Remembers – Prisoners of War

Below is a heart touching letter from Prisoner of War Corporal James (Jim) Fittock to his wife and family. He was registered with No 3. Branch Thai War Prisoners Camp. Nike, Thailand. The letter was required to be passed through ‘censorship’ prior to being posted. Over 22,000 Australians became prisoners of war of the Japanese […]

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