For Country, for Nation
Fri February 21 @ 6:00 pm - Sun March 29 @ 6:00 pm
An Australian War Memorial Touring Exhibition
Presented by Araluen Arts Centre
Stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experience during wartime and peace
Opening Friday 21 February by Michael Bell, Indigenous Liaison Officer – Military History Section, Australian War Memorial
Floor Talk Saturday 22 February, 10.30am by Michael Bell
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a long standing tradition of fighting for Country, and continue to serve with honour among our military forces. They have also worked in ancillary, industry, and other home-front activities, and their communities have been thrust into the front line of theatres of war.
For Country, for Nation, the first touring exhibition from the Australian War Memorial to come to the Araluen Arts Centre, highlights these important and complex stories. It explores themes of remembrance and tradition through family histories, objects, art, and photographs from across Australia, drawing inspiration from cultural traditions and symbols of warrior’s discipline, knowledge, leadership, and skill.