Arts & Culture

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Australia Will Be There:

Victorians in the First World War (1914-19)

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Australia Will Be There exhibition details(PDF, 465KB)  


On Friday 17 February2017, the Shrine of Remembrance centenary exhibition Australia Will Be There: Victorians in the First World War (1914–19) will open at the Kerang Motel, Wellington St, Kerang. A curator’s floor talk will be held at 10am, followed by the official exhibition launch at 11am. The exhibition features over 100 photographs drawn from major collections, including the Australian War Memorial and the State Library of Victoria, and from the families of those who served. The exhibition will remain on display in Kerang until 18 March 2017. A media kit including a selection of images from the exhibition is available on request.

Australia Will Be There, honouring the centenary of the First World War, presents a chronology of the war with particular reference to the contribution of Victorians. Most Australian families lost loved ones, and all made sacrifices, as their sons, fathers, husbands, brothers, uncles and daughters left to serve at the frontline. At home, they waited for news of loved ones and endured their losses, weathered extreme political upheaval, shortages of essentials and worked tirelessly to provide voluntary assistance for those who served.

The exhibition is touring some 20 venues throughout regional Victoria throughout the centenary. Families and communities are encouraged to share in and contribute to our understanding of the experience of our forebears and the events that shaped our country and the world. Shrine staff will work with regional venues to develop local stories for inclusion. A full touring schedule and story submission form are available at Stories can also be emailed to

Gannawarra Shire Council media contact: Katrina Thorne 03 5450 9333,

Shrine of Remembrance media contacts: Marketing Officer Lana Epshteyn, 03 9661 8102 / 0417 826 038,

The Shrine of Remembrance Trustees gratefully acknowledge the generous contributions of the following sponsors towards the development and tour of this exhibition.

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Cohuna Entertainment Package 

Gannawarra Shire Council is offering a discounted ticket for access to three fantastic events throughout 2017!

For $70 ( discounted from $75) you can access great entertainment throughout the year. Tickets are available for purchase from the Gateway to Gannawarra Centre in Cohuna and Council's Kerang Customer Service Counter.

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Aunty Esther Story of Change

A beautiful story telling the story of the Barapa Barapa connection to Gunbower Forest featuring Aunty Esther Kirby. To watch the video click here