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Photo gallery: the Official Opening of the Sir John Monash Centre

The Choir of Villers-Bretonneux College Jacques Brel perform at the official opening of the Sir John Monash Centre at the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux War Cemetery, France.

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Posted on 1 June 2018

The Prime Minster of Australia, the Honourable Malcolm Turnbull, MP, Lucy Turnbull and French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe meet French dignitaries
Lucy Turnbull and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull take a tour of the Sir John Monash Centre with Centre Director Caroline Bartlett
Visitors book signed by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Lucy Turnbull
Visitors book signed by French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull looking at the bust of Sir John Monash at the Centre
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe shake hands in front of the chevron wall in the Centre foyer
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull takes a tour of the Sir John Monash Centre.
The Minister for Defence, Senator the Honourable Marise Payne (right), Senator Derryn Hinch (second right), Warren Snowden, MP, (left) and Chief of the Australian Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, AO, tour the Centre
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull addresses the audience at the official opening of the Sir John Monash Centre
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull addresses the audience at the official opening of the Sir John Monash Centre
The Australian Minister for Veterans' Affairs, The Honourable Darren Chester, MP, addresses the audience at the official opening of the Sir John Monash Centre
The Villers-Bretonneux Collège Jacques Brel Choir perfom the songs 'Waltzing Matilda' and 'Never Forget Australia' to the crowd at the Official Opening of the Sir John Monash Centre
Aboriginal musician, entertainer and artist Dr David Hudson presents his didgeridoo to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull takes a selfie with French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and the Villers-Bretonneux Collège Jacques Brel Choir
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe meets members of the Sir John Monash Centre creative team
Visitors at the Sir John Monash Centre pictured in front of the Morning Star tapestry
Visitors experience the immersive gallery

Descendants of Western Front service men and women

Son of First World War soldier, Bernard Harrington and his wife Patricia meeting Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Lucy Turnbull chat with great-grandson of Sir John Monash, Michael Bennett and his wife Kate
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull meets Genevieve Martin
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe meets Dr Erica French, granddaughter of Eric Aubrey Stephen French who fought on the Somme for three years as a member of the 52nd Battalion

Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Australian National Memorial

People from all over the world fill the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux War Cemetery in France during the Dawn Service on Anzac Day 2018.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe return to their seats after laying wreaths at the foot of the Australian National Memorial during the 2018 Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Villers-Bretonneux War Cemetery in France.
Australian Army Band performs in the dark hours leading up to the Anzac Day Dawn Service at the Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux War Cemetery, France.
A veteran of the Australian Defence Force watches waits for the 2018 Anzac Day Dawn Service to begin at the Australian National Memorial at the Villers-Bretonneux War Cemetery in France.
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales delivers a reading at The Australian National Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux War Cemetery in France on Anzac Day 2018.
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales takes a tour of the Sir John Monash Centre on Anzac Day with Director Caroline Bartlett and Director of the Office of Australian War Graves, Ken Corke
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales meets descendants of a First World War soldier
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and Centre Director Caroline Bartlett speak to descendants Kim and Andrew Cruickshank

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