At 11 am on 11 November 1918 the guns on the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. This marked the end of World War 1.
In 1997, Governor-General Sir William Deane issued a proclamation formally declaring 11 November to be Remembrance Day, urging all Australians to observe one minute's silence at 11 am on 11 November each year to remember those who died or suffered for Australia's cause in all wars and armed conflicts. This display reflects the changed attitudes and the ways in which this day was remembered over the years and is part of the memorabilia held at the Lara RSL Sub Branch Museum.
Back to What's On
Would you like to learn more about how to search the new Geelong Heritage Centre archives online? Heritage staff will lead you through an introductory session to get the most out of the new archival database online. Bring along your WiFi enabled device, or borrow one of the library's.
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
The Vault, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
Join the curator of this fascinating display to learn more about how Geelong reacted to the announcement of the end of WW1 and the impact the Great War had on the communities in Geelong and the region immediately after it ended.
Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Join Mark Beasley, Manager of Geelong Heritage Centre Collection, as he highlights some of his personal favourite items from the Collection formed in the forty years since the Heritage Centre was opened on 16 November 1979.
Thursday, 28 November 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
The High Ground, Geelong Library and Heritage Centre
Learn about the resources available in our eCollections to help you find out more about your family's immigration journey.
Thursday, 28 November 2019 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm