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Remembering Them: Newman Launch 2017

Remembering Them: Newman Exhibition Launch December 2017 Some four years ago, well before the centenary of World War One entered general public consciousness, there was in the museum sector a concern. The concern was that local stories relating to the War might be overwhelmed by the broad sweep of commemoration and memorialisation. It was then that an initial approached were made to Lotterywest to explore ways to relate how World War One impacted on local communities. The feeling at that time was that the great feats of gallantry and sacrifice at Gallipoli, the Somme, Passchendaele, Villars Bretonneau and Amiens...

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Nationally Significant Medal Collection to relocate to Artillery Barracks in Fremantle

Nationally Significant Medal Collection to relocate to Artillery Barracks in Fremantle After decades of calling Leeuwin Barracks, East Fremantle home, the Royal United Services Institute of WA will be relocating to Artillery Barracks in Fremantle on 1 July 2017. RUSI WA, established in 1902, holds a nationally significant collection of medals and other historical documents, including photographs, correspondence and personal items that were donated to the Institute over the past century.  The collection includes medals from the Battle of Waterloo (1815), the Boer War, WWI, WWII, through to recent conflicts. Over May and June 2017 RUSI WA will move its historically significant collection of medals, memorabilia and library books to the new site. The displays of RUSI WA Medal Collection are now available for viewing by the general public at the Army Museum of Western Australia.  After 70 years behind closed doors this will mark a significant chapter in RUSI WA’s 115 year history.  This relocation of the Medal Collection has been supervised by the RUSI WA Curator of Medals, Ms Kalindi Hopping with the support from the Curator of the Army Museum of Western Australia, Col (Ret’d) Robert Mitchell.  Eleven panels, displaying the medals, were moved from their current home to a special exhibition room at the museum in May. RUSIWA is passionate about its role as caretaker of its medals, historical memorabilia and other artefacts. A fascinating...

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