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Dates Meetings

2017

 

September 16 GM

November 18 GM

 

Venue:

RSL Room

Time: 2.30 pm

Important Military Dates/Events

 

Australian War Memorial

July

 

Griffith War Memorial Museum

Membership

 

Volunteers

 

Homepage updated:

1/7/2017

 

Items updated:

 

Important Military Dates/Events

 

Japanese Surrender 9-2-1945

 

The Museum is now on

FACEBOOK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Museum together with the RSL Griffith Sub-branch has updated the Griffith WW1 Nominal and Honour Rolls. These 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.

 

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

 

Next project……

 “Boer War enlistments”.

 

Adrian Piccolli, NSW MP for Murray, visited the museum on Friday March 3, receiving information on projects, goals of the museum and its interest groups. The museum’s executive and members thank Adrian Piccoli for his attendance and support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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School/Group Museum Tours

 

Photos school visits

 

 

Museum Activity Sheets

Griffith NSW

WW1 Centenary Commemorations 2017

 

 

Ø  WW1 Timeline 1917

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.  On Anzac Day 2017 a special collection of Gallipoli and Beersheba artworks has been unveiled.

( 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

 

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

“Girls with Grit”, Griffith City Council 2015

 

 

Flashback

 

April 25, Tuesday:  ANZAC DAY 2017

 

5.30am    Dawn Service…Sounds of the

                Didgeridoo marked the start of

                the commemorations

 

11.00am Main Service… 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

 

February 9 1945: Signing of the Japanese Surrender Certificate

 

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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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