Remembrance


Days and events of remembrance in Melbourne..

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 ANZAC Day 2018 ANZAC Day 2018
When: 25th of April 2018
The 2018 ANZAC Day Dawn Service, marches and remembrance parade takes place on Wednesday 25th April 2018. It was 103 years ago (2018) that our brave ANZAC sons landed at Gallipoli in an event that has gone onto shape Australia and its people. ANZAC stands for Australian and Read more..

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 Ash Wednesday | 1983 Ash Wednesday | 1983
When: 16th of February 2018
Each year we remember Ash Wednesday, the day on Wednesday 16th February in 1983 when fire claimed 47 human lives in Victoria and destroyed countless homes. Years of severe drought and extreme weather combined to create one of Australia's worst fire days in a century. More tha Read more..

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 Black Saturday | 2009 Black Saturday | 2009
When: 7th of February 2018
Each year we remember Black Saturday, the horrific day on Saturday 7th February in 2009 when fire claimed 173 human lives and destroyed over 2,000 homes. The Black Saturday fires were responsible for 5,000 injured people, killed countless animals and burnt over 4,500 square ki Read more..

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 HMAS Goorangai | Commemoration Service 2017 HMAS Goorangai | Commemoration Service 2017
When: 19th of November 2017
Sunday 19th November 2017 | The HMAS Goorangai Commemoration Service is held each year on the Sunday nearest to the anniversary. This annual service commemorates the sinking of the Minesweeper HMAS Goorangai in Port Phillip on November 20 1940 with the loss of all hands. Th Read more..

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 Mount Dandenong Plane Crash | 1938 Mount Dandenong Plane Crash | 1938
When: 25th of October 2017
On Tuesday 25th October 1938, an Australian National Airways Douglas DC-2 airplane crashed into the Dandenong Ranges killing all 18 passengers on board. The Kyeema airline plane flying from Adelaide to Melbourne commenced its final approach to Essendon Airport (keeping in mind Read more..

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 National Sorry Day 2018 National Sorry Day 2018
When: 26th of May 2018
Saturday 26th May 2018 Each year we encourage all schools, community groups and workplaces to hold events in their local areas to commemorate National Sorry Day. National Sorry Day is an Australia-wide observance held on May 26 each year. This day gives people the chance t Read more..

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 Police Blue Ribbon Day 2017 Police Blue Ribbon Day 2017
When: 29th of September 2017
Friday 29th September 2017 | The Victoria Police Blue Ribbon Foundation perpetuates the memory of members of the Victoria Police killed in the line of duty through the support of worthwhile community projects within Victoria. In total, 159 Victoria Police members have been ki Read more..

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 Remember Black Friday | 1939 Remember Black Friday | 1939
When: 13th of January 2018
The fires that ravaged Victoria on Friday 13th January 1939 are considered one of the worst natural bushfires in the world. Almost 20,000 km² (4,942,000 acres, 2,000,000 ha) of land was burnt, 71 people died, several towns were entirely destroyed and the Royal Commission that Read more..

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 Remembrance Day 2017 Remembrance Day 2017
When: 11th of November 2017
11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month 11am - Saturday 11th November 2017 Remembering 99 years ago.. Every year, on 11 November at 11 am – the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month – we pause to remember those men and women who have died or suffered Read more..

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 Remembrance Services @ The Shrine Remembrance Services @ The Shrine
Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Remembrance Services held at the Shrine of Remembrance. Remembrance Services on a Sunday, honour all units no longer able to make the pilgrimage to the Shrine. Monthly weekday memorial services commemorate specific units and their efforts in conflict and peacekeeping missi Read more..

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 Separation Proclamation | Victoria Day 2017 Separation Proclamation | Victoria Day 2017
When: 15th of November 2017
On the 15th November 1850 the proclamation of Victoria's separation from New South Wales arrived from London. We celebrate Victoria Day on the 1st of July each year, the day Victoria was founded and which was, prior to World War I, a public holiday. The main focus of the V Read more..

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 Victims of the Holocaust Day 2017 Victims of the Holocaust Day 2017
When: 27th of January 2018
27 January | International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust Organisation: United Nations Celebrated on the day that the Auschwitz death camp was liberated in 1945, International Day of Commemoration of the Victims of the Holocaust remembers all Read more..

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 Victoria Day 2018 Victoria Day 2018
When: 1st of July 2018
Each year we celebrate the Anniversary of the Separation of Victoria and New South Wales which occurred on 1st of July 1851. On that day, Victoria achieved not only its separate geographic boundaries, but also Responsible Government with the formation of the Victorian Parlia Read more..

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 West Gate Bridge Disaster | 1970 West Gate Bridge Disaster | 1970
When: 15th of October 2017
Just before lunch on Thursday 15th October 1970, the West Gate Bridge suddenly groaned. An eerie pinging noise filled the air. A storm of rust flakes peeled off weathered steel. The girders started to turn blue. The bridge fell away beneath their feet. Minutes later, 35 workers w Read more..

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