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Dates Meetings

2018

 

July 28 GM

September 22 GM

December 1 GM

 

Venue:

RSL Room

Time: 2.30 pm

Important Military Dates/Events

 

Australian War Memorial

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Membership

 

Volunteers

Homepage updated

 

1/7/2018

 

Items updated:

 

Dates Meetings

 

 

The Museum is now on

FACEBOOK

 

 

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 now present in the Museum. Most recent update 25/4/2018

 

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

 

Pending projects……

 

 “Boer War enlistments”.

 

“ Aboriginal Servicemen/women’s Monument”

 

“Cenotaph names”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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School/Group Museum Tours

 

Photos school visits

 

 

Museum Activity Sheets

Griffith NSW

WW1 Centenary Commemorations 2018

 

 

Ø  WW1 Timeline 1918

Come and visit the Museum to see the displays. Special attention is 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

( Opening hours, as listed below)

Current NSW K-10 Syllabus for the Australian Curriculum

 in

HSIE

 

 

NSW HSC Syllabus Preliminary/HSC Courses

in

Modern History

 

 

 

Museum Visits

 

Recently groups from Ningana Enterprises, Bupa Aged Care, Griffith Public School, East Griffith School and Tharbogang School visited the museum where volunteers gave information about  displays, records, projects of the museum and local Griffith military history.

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

 

This is also a fantastic opportunity to combine your museum tour with a visit to the Griffith Regional Art Gallery where the For Country…For Nation Exhibition is housed until July 22nd     On Thursday July 12 at 11 am a  floor talk” about the Exhibition is held at the Gallery. Morning tea will then be provided at the Museum next-door.

A special  Naidoc Week” event follows in the Gallery at 6pm that day where everybody is

 

WELCOME

 

 

 

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

 

 

Flashback

 

One Year ago 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

 

Wednesday 25 April ANZAC DAY 2018

 

The Griffith Community attended the ANZAC Day services as they have done in recent years with very large numbers again.

 

The 5.35 am Dawn Service was attended by an estimated 1500 people, the 11.00am Main Service by around 3000.

 

This year Mr. Noel Hicks was the Guest Speaker. Noel 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.

 

Coming Up

 

Boer War Day  31 May

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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