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Australian War Memorial travels to Central West.

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Sandy Macdonald National Party Senator for NSW

04 February 2003

Australian War Memorial travels to Central West

Major travelling exhibitions for the Australian War Memorial will visit Orange, Bathurst and Canowindra this year.

Funded under the Federal Governments Saluting Their Service program, four exhibitions will travel to the Central West.

“Saluting Their Service honours the contribution of Australian men and women in times of war and conflict and aims to ensure that our wartime heritage is preserved for future generations,” Senator Macdonald said

“Exhibitions such as this tour regional centres across NSW and are an excellent way of bringing the War Memorial to the people,” National Party Senator for NSW Sandy Macdonald said.

“For those who are unable to make the trip to Canberra to visit our national shrine of remembrance, these exhibitions provide a conduit to the memorial’s collection.”

“By supporting travelling exhibitions such as this, the Federal Government is helping to share Australia’s wartime past with the entire community.”

The exhibition program includes;

• Stolen Years: Australian Prisoners of War, at the Orange Regional Gallery 4 April-11 May 2003; • In Enemy hands: Australian Prisoners of War, at the Bathurst Museum 2 August-7 September 2003; • Two Men-Two-Wars, at the Age of Fishes Museum, Canowindra 6

September - 27 October (still to be confirmed); • Stella Bowen: Art, Love & War, at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery 18 December 2003-15 February 2004 (still to be confirmed).

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