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
16 April

1895 — The Royal Navy depot at Circular Quay was transferred to Garden Island

1941 — During a single patrol in a period of aggressive night raids and patrols around the perimeter of the besieged port of TOBRUK, 2/48th Battalion troops captured 803 prisoners. There were two Australian casualties

1967 — HMAS HOBART began her involvement in Operation Sea Dragon during the VIETNAM WAR