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The Battle of Fromelles museum comes to the Centre


Posted on 29 June 2022

On 28 July 2022, visitors are invited to attend a workshop with the Battle of Fromelles Museum at the Sir John Monash Centre. The event will be the first in a series of workshops in collaboration with key sites on the Australian Remembrance Trail that will run until 2023.

For the first event, the Sir John Monash Centre will be hosting a workshop from the Battle of Fromelles Museum, which tells the story and fate of the soldiers involved in the Battle of Fromelles and focuses on the archaeology and scientific research used to identify 250 First World War soldiers found in a mass grave in Pheasant Wood, Fromelles in 2009.

On 28 July, the Fromelles Museum invites you to take part in the “Lost and Found” workshop at the Sir John Monash Centre.

By studying photos of archaeological objects uncovered during the 2009 excavations that took place in Pheasant Wood, visitors will discover the clues they reveal about the identity of the soldier found with the object.

The workshops will allow you to discover the moving, surprising, or lesser known stories of the Australian Remembrance Trail along the Western Front to discover the deep connections between northern France, Belgium and Australia.

Other workshops in collaboration with sites of the Australian Remembrance Trail will be scheduled throughout the season at the Sir John Monash Centre including workshops and conferences with the Underground City of Naours and The CWGC Experience.

The Sir John Monash Centre will also be visiting its partner sites to offer their visitors an insight into the digital collection of archives and historical re-enactments we display here to provide a better understanding of Australian history on the Western Front. The story, told through the words of soldiers, nurses and families who served or were affected by the First World War, will allow participants to truly immerse themselves in this chapter of Australia’s history.


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