The Vases
Eight hand-etched glass vases, each with an image of a different plant species, are located at the entrances to the Hall of Service. The eight plant species were selected by artist Fiona Hall because of their association to Australia’s Great War service, and to our national memorialising of it.

On this day

On this day
9 July

1940 — HMA Ships SYDNEY, STUART, VOYAGER, and VAMPIRE, together with ships of the Royal Navy, engaged the Italian Navy in the Battle of CALABRIA

1942 — 2/24th Battalion captured a German radio interception and intelligence unit, effectively blinding Rommel in North Africa

1943 — 3 and 450 Squadron, RAAF, and eight Australian warships, were part of a force of some 180,000 troops and 2,590 ships involved in the invasion of SICILY