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Dates Meetings

2018

 

April 14 AGM

 

June 23 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:

10/4/2018

 

Items updated:

 

ANZAC Day 2018

 

Meeting dates 2018

 

WW1 Centenary Commemorations

 

Re-Opening of Museum

 

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.

 

Pending projects……

 

 “Boer War enlistments”.

 

“ Aboriginal Servicemen/women’s Monument”

 

“Cenotaph names”

 

GOOD NEWS !!!

 

The museum will re-open as usual from Thursday 12 April . See Museum Hours on this page.

If you have any information for or queries about the museum then please contact Mrs Pat Cox, secretary on 0407485091 or send an email to gwmm@westnet.com.au

 

The Museum’s Management

 

 

The AGM meeting will be held at the Griffith RSL Room on April 14, 2.30pm. Everybody interested is invited to attend.

 

 

 

 

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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

 

 

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 RSL Sub-Branch is encouraging the Griffith Community to attend the ANZAC Day services as they have done in recent years with large numbers turning out for both the Dawn Service and the Main Service.

 

Venue: Cenotaph Griffith Memorial Park

 

5.35 am Dawn Service.

 

10.30 am March commences in front of the War Memorial Museum and Hall.

 

11.00 am Main Service commences.

 

Those involved in the March are asked to be ready to form up at 10.20 am and follow directions to where you are to be placed in the March order. Those wearing medals belonging to someone else are reminded to wear them on their chest on the right hand side.

 

This year we have a local with Mr. Noel Hicks as our Guest Speaker. Noel has been kind enough to accept the invitation to address the Griffith community and we are fortunate to have him as our Guest this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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