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HERstory: Remembering Australia’s Military Women

Where
Anzac Memorial
Anzac Memorial
Southern end of Hyde Park, Sydney NSW 2000
When

Every day, 9am to 5pm Thursday 8 February to Monday 1 April

Cost

Free

Women have long played a significant role in Australian military service, from serving as nurses in the Boer War, to the formation of the women’s auxiliary forces during the Second World War and their current roles on the front lines.

The HERstory: Remembering Australia’s Military Women exhibition is artist Carla Edwards' personal thank you to the women who have served in the Australian Defence Force. The exhibition features 24 women from New South Wales whose military service spans from 1942 up to the present day. 

The women served, in the Air Force, Army and Navy as well as the Australian Army Medical Women’s Service, Australian Women's Army Service, Women’s Auxiliary Australian Air Force, Women's Royal Australian Air Force, Women's Royal Australian Army Corps and the Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service.

Carla started this project in 2022 with a request to photograph seven ex-service women on the NSW Central Coast. The overwhelmingly positive response to this initiative prompted Carla to broaden the reach. Fourteen months later, Carla has now driven 20,000 kilometres and interviewed and photographed 93 women across five states and one territory.

The exhibition is located in the Anzac Memorial’s auditorium on the lower ground level. The memorial is open every day, 9am to 5pm. Please note that access to the exhibition is dependent on the auditorium’s availability, so we encourage you to call the memorial in advance on (02) 8262 2900.

Entry is free.

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