Battle of Australia exhibit running over Anzac week in Rockingham

South Metropolitan Region MLC Phil Edman with Craig Barrett.
South Metropolitan Region MLC Phil Edman with Craig Barrett.

THE Battle of Australia exhibit is in Rockingham over the Anzac week.

South Metropolitan Region MLC Phil Edman said the exhibit was organised to coincide with Anzac Day.

“The sacrifices made by the men and women of Australia during (World War II) on our home soil is nothing short of remarkable, and must be honoured,” he said.

The exhibit features a range of WWII memorabilia and an assortment of equipment used by the Japanese Imperial Forces and the Australian Army.

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Also on display will be storyboards outlining the sequence of events that threatened Australia’s survival, including the details of the numerous bombings conducted by the Japanese Imperial Forces against Australia.

“When viewed in its entirety, the vast collection of artefacts and visual aids assist in telling the story of these brave Australians who defended our coastline during the Second World War,” Mr Edman said.

“I would encourage anyone who is interested, to visit the exhibit over the ANZAC Day week and see firsthand how our soldiers, steadfast in the idea that Australia would not fall, sacrificed so much so that our future could be secured.”

WHAT: Battle of Australia Exhibit
WHERE: Gary Holland Community Centre, Rockingham
WHEN: Saturday, April 22 to Friday, April 28 9am to 5pm