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Talks and lectures are held at the Shrine of Remembrance and selected offsite venues. Speakers include academics, historians, authors, veterans and other experts who present on a range of topics relating to Australian military history.
As well as being available online and as a podcast, talks and lectures are open to the general public. Details of upcoming speakers can be found on the Shrine website.

Shrine of Remembrance Shrine of Remembrance

    • History
    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

Talks and lectures are held at the Shrine of Remembrance and selected offsite venues. Speakers include academics, historians, authors, veterans and other experts who present on a range of topics relating to Australian military history.
As well as being available online and as a podcast, talks and lectures are open to the general public. Details of upcoming speakers can be found on the Shrine website.

    Shrine Stories: The Peace Graffiti

    Shrine Stories: The Peace Graffiti

    The Shrine Stories podcast takes you on a deep dive behind the objects on our gallery floor.
    Just before Anzac Day in 1971, Melburnians woke to the news that the Shrine had been graffitied. Officials were understandably furious, but the identities of those involved remained a mystery.
    Shrine curator Kate Spinks-Colas joins us on this episode to unpack what happened, and why. 
    Music:  Across the Line - Lone Canyon
    Image: Reproduced courtesy State Library Victoria 

    • 13 min
    Trailer: Shrine of Remembrance podcast

    Trailer: Shrine of Remembrance podcast

    Whether you're a history lover or someone looking to learn more about Australia's wartime history, this podcast is for you. 

    • 1 min
    Toys, Tales, Tenacity: Bep-Rie Gomperts

    Toys, Tales, Tenacity: Bep-Rie Gomperts

    Bep-Rie Gomperts was two years old when the war started in the Netherlands. It soon became clear that she and her family needed to go into hiding for their safety. 
    Bep spent the next several years moving from family to family and was seperated from her mother just shy of her sixth birthday. 
    Listen as Bep recalls her childhood with several different families and what life was like amid the uncertainty.  
    Music: If I Were You, Alsever Lake

    • 36 min
    Toys, Tales, Tenacity: Silke Hesse

    Toys, Tales, Tenacity: Silke Hesse

    Silke Hesse was among more than 12,000 people who, at the peak of Second World War, were held in internment camps across Australia.
    She was almost six years old when she first stepped foot in Tatura internment camp. 
    Listen as she shares her story experiences of internment.
    Music: If I Were You, Alsever Lake

    • 43 min
    Shrine Stories: The Poster

    Shrine Stories: The Poster

    The Shrine Stories podcast takes you on a deep dive behind the objects on our gallery floor.
    In this episode, we explore a poster on display in the Vietnam War section of our Galleries.
    The poster was originally made and distributed in the United States as a protest piece. However, the one hanging at the Shrine has been re-designed and adopts a whole different meaning despite its similarities to the original. Join the Shrine's Collections coordinator Toby Miller as he unpacks this story. 
    Music: Across the Line - Lone Canyon

    • 20 min
    Toys, Tales, Tenacity: Garry Fabian

    Toys, Tales, Tenacity: Garry Fabian

    Garry Fabian was just eight years old when he and his parents were interned at Theresienstadt - a ghetto, concentration camp and transit camp used by Nazi Germany to house Jews from across Eastern Europe. 
    Of the 15,000 children who went through the camp, only 150 survived. 
    Listen as Garry shares his story and reflections on his childhood.
     
    Music: If I Were You, Alsever Lake

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Dan DownUnder ,

A Great Range of Topics & Presenters

These talks cover almost any aspect of a range of wars that Australia has been involved, including the home front. Very human approach taken as a general theme, as you would expect from the organisers. You can pick and choose your topics, but they are all very good and I would recommend them to anyone interested in Australian military history

BFBSM ,

Excellent

I am enjoying these lectures and talks. Finding them all very interesting.

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