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Dates Meetings

2019

 

November 30 GM

 

Venue:

RSL Room

Time: 2.30 pm

Important Military Dates/Events

 

 

Australian War Memorial

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Volunteers are always needed!

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Homepage updated

3/10/2019

 

Items updated:

The Museum is now on

FACEBOOK

 

The museum is currently temporarily closed because of  administrative duties, but will hopefully re-open  again soon  for the public in October. Watch this post.

 

 

Updated Griffith WW1 Nominal and Honour Rolls are on display at the Museum

 

Updated versions of the Aboriginal Honour and Nominal Rolls, covering a 400km radius region around Griffith, are present in the Museum. Most recent update 25/4/2018

 

A nominal Roll of Griffith’s “National Servicemen” is accessible at the museum.

 

The Griffith RSL Sub-Branch donated the former Cenotaph Memorial Plaque and the Invictus Games Flag to the Museum, where they are on display for the public.

 

 

Australia Day 2019.

Terry Walsh (RSL), Margaret Tucker (RSL, GGHS) and Theo Bollen (GWMM, GGHS) became the proud recipients of the Giffith 2018 Community Project of the Year Award. A recognition for their work in updating the Griffith Cenotaph names of those who were Killed in Action or Died of Wounds in the conflicts. 18 WW1 names were added and the WW2 names adjusted up to 104.

 

Detailed information about each name on the cenotaph is available in the Museum.

 

 

GRIFFITH NSW BOER WAR REGISTER

 

Are you a descendant or relative of a WW1 Serviceman who came as a soldier settler to the NSW Griffith region after WW1 finished and who had served in the South African Boer War between 1899 and 1902?

 If the answer is "yes" we kindly invite you to provide us with information about this person. Details such as name, service number, regiment, where deployed in South Africa, and maybe a copy of a photo... will then be added to our Boer War Register. At the moment we have 8 names on our register, but with about 1050 Soldier Settlers arriving in Griffith after WW1 we feel that there are many more who already served in the Boer War before they enlisted in the AIF for WW1. If you have information for us and would like to share this, please send an email to Theo Bollen

gwwm@westnet.com.au or visit our webpage for more contact details. http://www.gwmm.org.au

 

Thanks for your assistance

 

 

 

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School/Group Museum Tours

 

Photos school visits

 

 

Museum Activity Sheets

Griffith NSW

WW1 Centenary Commemorations 2014-2018

 

During these 4 years many visitors came to the Museum to see the displays. Special attention was given to the Gallipoli/ Western Front, Palestine, Middle East campaigns in the form of slide shows, photo collections/stories, artefacts, weapons, nominal and honour rolls of local Servicemen.  A special collection of Gallipoli and Beersheba artworks was unveiled on Anzac Day 2017.Regional updated Aboriginal Honour and Nominal Rolls went on display on Anzac Day 2018

( Opening hours museum…, as listed below)

Current NSW K-10 Syllabus for the NSW Curriculum

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History

 

 

NSW HSC Syllabus Preliminary/HSC Courses

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Modern History

 

 

 

Planning a group/school visit to theMuseum?

 

Volunteers are available to give information about  displays, records, museum projects and local Griffith military history.

 If you want to book a group/school visit to the museum then contact Mrs Pat Cox, secretary on 0407485091 or send an email to gwmm@westnet.com.au

 

 

 

Displays

 

Click on the chosen TOPIC and have a Brief preview

 

Rolls of Honour  Nominal Rolls

 

WW1, WW2,  Korean War,

 

Vietnam,

 

East Timor and Afghanistan,

 

Australian Women’s Land Army,

 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in the Armed Forces (Boer War until now)

Messages

 

 

 

The “GIRL WITH GRIT”

 

This monument of the Australian Women’s Land Army was officially unveiled at the Museum in Banna Avenue , Griffith NSW

on Saturday July 11, 2015

 

More Info  “Click Here”

AWARDS RECEIVED

 

MUSEUMS&GALLERIES OF NSW GWMM declared winner of the 2015 IMAGinE Award in the categorie “Individual Achievement:Volunteer

 

“Blue Star” Keep NSW Beautiful

Cultural Heritage Award Finalist

 

Australia Day 2016

2015 Griffith” Citizen of the Year” Nomination

2015 “Girls with Grit”, Community Project Nomination

 

NSW Government, 17/8/2017

Ministerial Commendation for contributions to the Griffith Servicemen/women veterans community

 

2017 Proud and Deadly Awards

Recipient of the Community Award Non-Aboriginal

 

Australia Day 2019

2018 Griffith “Citizen of the Year” Joint Nomination

2018 Griffith Community “Project of the Year” Award  

         Recipient. A combined team effort made by RSL,

         GGHS,GWMM.

 

 

Flashbacks

 

ANZAC DAY 2017

Guest speaker Miss Madison Penrith from the

Griffith Aboriginal Community spoke in her address about

* Indigenous Soldiers in the Australian Armed  

   Forces

 *Her visit to Gallipoli attending the 1915/2015

   Centenary Commemorations

 

ANZAC DAY 2018

Local guest speaker Mr. Noel Hicks gave a very meaningful address on the Anzac Spirit and mateship. He brought tears to the eyes of many present when elaborating on the human aspects, the suffering and sacrifices in the wars.

 

Remembrance Day Service 2018.

Dedication of the Cenotaph’s new Honour Board, showing the names of local WW1 and 2 Servicemen who died during the conflicts, followed by a Centenary Commemoration of the end of WW1.

 

 Detailed information about the WW1/WW2 Servicemen whose names are on the new Cenotaph Honour Board is now available for the public in the Griffith War Memorial Museum.

 

Anzac Day 2019

The Dawn Service was at 5.30am officially opened by Ty Powell playing the didgeridoo and the sounds of bagpipes and trumpets reverberating at the early start of the commemoration of Anzac Day 2019. The Dawn Service was again attended by an apparently every year increasing number of onlookers.

 

This was at 10.30 am followed by the Anzac Day march where hundreds lined up along Banna Avenue applauding and cheering the Sydney St Mary’s Bagpipes Band, Service and Ex-Servicemen  and women and descendants/relatives of Service People who had passed away. For the first time a wreath was laid for veterans who fought in the Boer War. A large crowd attended a moving ceremony at Griffith Memorial Park. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Museum's Development

The Griffith War Memorial Museum owes its existence to the returned servicemen from WWI who became soldier-settlers in Griffith.  They had the foresight to have the Crown Land dedicated as a war memorial.  After WWII the returned soldiers, sailors, airmen and their families expressed a wish to establish a fitting memorial to those who served.  It has only been possible to establish the museum because of their and their offspring's commitment to remember the sacrifices that were made during the time of war.

The Griffith War Memorial Museum was officially opened by Lt, Col Peter Morrisey on Saturday July 25, 2009.

The objective of the Griffith War Memorial Museum Inc is to display items of military interest and aspects of the social history linked to military operations of ex-servicemen and women and their families from Griffith and districts.

The museum aims to achieve this by displaying photos, audio and DVD resource material, stories, clothing, weapons and other military artefacts.

 Museum Hours

Open Thursday 10am – 2pm

         Friday      10am – 2pm

         Saturday  11am – 2pm

ANZAC DAY open after the Cenotaph ceremony.

Entrance Fees

A donation is appreciated to cover development and maintenance costs of the museum. Donations over $2.00 are tax deductable and a receipt will be given.

Tours and Group Visits

Attention

If you would like to donate any artefacts, photos or information to the museum, please contact us via email or our PO Box 2221 Griffith.

 

These can be organised at other times by special arrangement.

By writing to PO Box 2221 Griffith NSW 2680,

or emailing to gwmm@westnet.com.au 

or by contacting the Secretary Pat Cox on 0407485091

Facilities

·         Public parking on the street  bays and centre

·         Disabled access via door to the left of the building

·         Public toilets in the park next door.

Location

 

167 - 185 Banna Avenue Griffith

 

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