Faces of Peace exhibition

Faces of Peace exhibition Dates: 6th April – 24th November 2024 Faces of Peace showcases the stories of 30 local peacekeepers from regional Australia that have dedicated their lives to promoting peace in vastly different parts of the world. Each of their stories provides a unique window into what it means to be a peackeeper.… Continue reading Faces of Peace exhibition

Changed Forever: Legacies of Conflict

Changed Forever: Legacies of Conflict Dates: 7 Feb 2020 – 22 Mar 2020 Lending Institution/s: Shrine of Remembrance   Changed Forever: Legacies of Conflict shares the stories of migrants who have resettled in Australia from war-torn countries alongside those of recent veterans of overseas service in the Australian Defence Force. This moving exhibition explores the… Continue reading Changed Forever: Legacies of Conflict

Many Such as She

Many Such as She – Victorian Australian Women Poets of World War One Dates: 2 Aug 2019 – 10 Oct 2019 Lending Institution/s: State Library Victoria   Central Victorian poet and critic, Michael Sharkey collated and edited the collection of women’s poetry for his publication, Many Such as She. The exhibition profiles over 15 biographies… Continue reading Many Such as She

Avenues of Honour 1915-2015

Exhibition: Avenues of Honour 1915-2015 Dates: 1 Mar 2019 – 19 May 2019 Lending Institution/s: Shrine of Remembrance The genesis for the exhibition is to bring awareness to the age of these Avenues and to the fact that many of them have already been lost to drought, development or neglect. The exhibition consists of over… Continue reading Avenues of Honour 1915-2015

Robert Milton: Military Artist

Exhibition: Robert Milton: Military Artist Dates:  Nov 2018 – 17 Feb 2019 Lending Institution/s: N/A   An exhibition of works by artist, ex-serviceman and Bendigo local Robert Milton formed the inaugural exhibition at the re-opening of the Bendigo Military Museum in November 2018. During the exhibition Robert shared his experience of art practice as a… Continue reading Robert Milton: Military Artist

Geoffrey Charles Murray – VIETNAM

GEOFFREY CHARLES MURRAY – VIETNAM Geoffrey Charles Murray was born in Carlton on December 13th 1939 and was placed into the care of the St Vincent de Paul Orphanage in South Melbourne when he was 10 years old. He believes that the discipline and restraint he learnt growing up there put him in good stead… Continue reading Geoffrey Charles Murray – VIETNAM

Frederick Gardner Davey WW2

FREDERICK GARDNER DAVEY – WW2 Frederick Gardner Davey, born in Bendigo on July 23rd 1917, is a true local hero with a remarkable story of service during World War II. Fred attended school in Bendigo and prior to enlisting he worked at the local Hume & Iser. In 1939, at the age of 22, Fred… Continue reading Frederick Gardner Davey WW2

Gladys Elva Mole WW2

GLADYS ELVA MOLE – WW2 Gladys Elva Mole was born on December 8th 1913, in Swan Hill, and trained as a nurse in Bendigo. On May 9th 1940, at the age of 26, she enlisted in the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) alongside a group of Sisters from the local hospital, embarking on a journey… Continue reading Gladys Elva Mole WW2

Jack Grinton – WW2

JACK GRINTON – WW1 John William ‘Jack’ Grinton was born in Kerang on February 14th 1893 and was the oldest of 7 siblings born to Hughina and John Grinton. Before the war he worked on the family farm, known as ‘The Wattles’. He enlisted in Bendigo on February 3rd 1916, just days after his 17… Continue reading Jack Grinton – WW2

Remembrance by Golden Rivers Artists

13th January -3rd March 2024 The Bendigo Military Museum are proud to host this heartfelt exhibition, which pays homage to the service and sacrifice of the family members and ancestors of the Golden Rivers Artists. 12 months in the making, this captivating exhibition showcases the impressive artistic talents and heartfelt dedication of the participating artists.… Continue reading Remembrance by Golden Rivers Artists