A regional exhibition which brings together stories of Indigenous men and women who served their country during times of conflict is now touring throughout Victoria and will visit Lakes Entrance.
The ‘Indigenous Australians at War from the Boer War to the Present’ was first shown at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne in 2010 and commences a two-year tour of regional Victoria, with stories and memorabilia of local soldiers being added to the exhibition as it travels across the State.
Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said “whilst we are yet to receive specific dates and venue, the fact it has been announced that Lakes Entrance is one of the locations the exhibition will visit, is very pleasing.”
“Indigenous Australians have served Australia in all major conflicts from the Boer War to the present and the exhibition allows both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities around the state to reflect on this shared history and honour those
Indigenous people who defended our country.
“The purpose of the exhibition is to celebrate the courage, tenacity and resourcefulness of Indigenous Australians in the armed forces and to uncover the individual and family stories of service and sacrifice of the First Australians.
“The Victorian Government, through Aboriginal Affairs Victoria and the Victorian Veterans’ Council, is pleased to have contributed more than $72,000 towards the tour,” said Mr Bull.
For further information go to: , or contact Jean McAuslan at the Shrine of Remembrance on (03) 9661 8100.