Battle of Australia museum exhibition a success: Phil Edman

Battle of Australia museum exhibition a success: Phil Edman

SOUTH Metropolitan Region MLC Phil Edman claims the Battle of Australia exhibit at Perth’s WA Museum was a success.

The display was visited by more than 5000 people across the 14 days it was open to the general public.

“This is a fantastic outcome because it means that 5000 more people have had the opportunity to be educated about this important part of Australia’s history,” Mr Edman said.

“I am grateful to WA Museum chief executive Alec Coles and to his staff at the Perth site that have made this event possible and a great success.

“Thank you also to the sponsors, 11/28th Battalion and the volunteers that have made the exhibit possible.”

The Battle for Australia exhibit showcased research and artefacts relating to the fight to protect Australia from invasion that happened on Australia’s own soils during the Second World War. Two exclusive documentaries were also shown.

The display was visited by people of all ages with the official visitor count being 5,116 at the exhibits conclusion. About $1000 of donations towards the Point Peron Restoration Project (www.pprp.com.au) was also received.

“Knowing our history is important to our national identity,” Mr Edman said.

“The Battle for Australia has been overlooked for too long and it is great to see it get the attention it deserves.”