An Australian War Memorial Touring Exhibition
For Country, for Nation
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a long-standing tradition of fighting for Country, and continue to serve with honour among our military forces. They have also worked in ancillary, industry, and other home-front activities, and their communities have been thrust into the front line of theatres of war.
The touring exhibition For Country, for Nation highlights these stories and explores themes of remembrance and tradition through family histories, objects, art, and photographs from across Australia, drawing inspiration from cultural traditions and symbols of warrior’s discipline, knowledge, leadership, and skill.
For Country, for Nation is thematic in structure. Within each theme are stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experience during wartime and peace.
The tour of the Exhibition is supported by Visions of Australia and International Art Services Australia.
ONLINE LEARNING RESOURCES
The exhibition travels with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wartime Service box. The box features hands on items and stories and can be incorporated into school visits and specialised tours for all ages.
For more information visit www.awm.gov.au/learn/memorial-boxes/3
There are further supporting resources for teachers, please see www.awm.gov.au/learn/memorial-boxes/3/online-resources
STUDENT TOURS – MONDAYS
Your students can enjoy an exclusive tour on Mondays. The Gallery is closed to the public on Mondays, providing you with a more personalised experience in a quiet and relaxed setting. Our skilled educators will give an in-depth insight into the exhibition, arts theory, as well as interactive age-specific exercises.
Bookings essential. $5 per student, maximum 50 students. For alternate days or times please contact our firstname.lastname@example.org email to discuss other arrangements.
Visual Arts, History
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Image: A young Reg Saunders surrounded by his mates of the 2/7th Battalion, AIF, in Queensland in 1943. 057894. Image courtesy of the Australian War Memorial.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program.