Australians on the front foot at Hamel

The Battle of Hamel on July 4, 1918, is famous for a series of firsts but it almost didn’t go ahead.

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Historic château opens to the public

Château de Saint-Gratien, which was used by General John Monash as his headquarters in 1918, will open to the public to commemorate the Battle of Hamel.

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Bruges

One hour’s drive from Ypres in Flanders Fields is the beautiful city of Bruges. Officially classified as a UNESCO World Heritage City, Bruges has the best preserved medieval city centre in Europe.

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A Traveller's Guide

A new resource for those travelling to the Australian Remembrance Trail along the Western Front

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The Sir John Monash Centre tells Australia’s story of the Western Front in the words of those who served.

Set on the grounds of the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery  in northern France, and adjacent to the Australian National Memorial, the Sir John Monash Centre is the hub of the Australian Remembrance Trail along the Western Front, and establishes a lasting international legacy of Australia’s Centenary of Anzac 2014-2018.

This cutting-edge multimedia centre reveals the Australian Western Front experience through a series of interactive media installations and immersive experiences. The SJMC App, downloaded on each visitor’s personal mobile device, acts as a ‘virtual tour guide’ over the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, the Australian National Memorial and the Sir John Monash Centre.

The experience is designed so visitors gain a better understanding of the journey of ordinary Australians — told in their own voices through letters, diaries and life-size images — and connect with the places they fought and died. A visit to the Sir John Monash Centre will be a moving experience that leaves a lasting impression.

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