Bairnsdale 17 - 18 September

Sunday 17 September - Consultation Day

Monday 18 September - Activity Day

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Day 1 - Consultation Day

Sunday 17 September 10 am to 4 pm

Please book a free individual session with one of our experts;

  • Jude Fraser specialising paper based wartime memorabilia (photos, prints, documents and diaries);
  • Bridie Kirkpatrick, Australian War Memorial, specialising in 3D artefacts (uniforms, military kit and equipment, medals and textiles);
  • David Gardner, Director of the RAAF Museum who will assist with general and historical information.

Twenty-minute sessions run from 10am to 4pm and bookings are essential.

Memorabilia brought in for these sessions will be photographed as a documentary record of the workshops.

For your safety and that of others STRICTLY NO WEAPONS OR MUNITION. If you would like advice about these, please bring a photo.

Rolling collection care demonstrations will be running throughout the day. These include cleaning of metals, archival storage for memorabilia, preventive measures and storage of textiles and researching military history.

We encourage people without memorabilia wishing to view sessions to book an observer ticket.


Day 2 - Activity Day

Monday 18 September 10 am to 4 pm

10:15 am Talk: Caring for Wartime Memorabilia

Rolling collection care demonstrations will be running during the day.

These include:

  • cleaning of metals,
  • checking and preventing insect attack,
  • disaster preparedness in the home,
  • removing photographs from magnetic albums,
  • researching military history and medal information,
  • preventive and storage of textiles memorabilia.
World War 2 Ration Coupons

Online Bookings

Location: St John's Anglican Church,

9 Francis St., Bairnsdale

Enquiries Phone: 03 9348 5700

Enquiries Email: warheritageroadshow@gmail.com

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