Lying at the heart of our Nation’s Capital, lies the center of our democracy; Parliament House. Here the Senate and House of Representatives sit, discussing and making the decisions that carve Australia’s path through history. It is also one of PACER’s mandatory attractions to visit, including Old Parliament House and The Australian War Memorial. In addition to the mandatory guided school tour, there are plenty of things to see and do during your visit. This includes exploring the wonderful gardens, taking in… Read More ➝
As the only Embassy in Canberra which has permanent displays open to the public, the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia offers a rare opportunity for students to experience such a rich culture first hand. The Embassy’s Culture Centre is an interactive, hands-on experience of Indonesian culture for school students and the general public. The Centre’s visitors can explore many facets of Indonesian arts, culture, geography and daily life. The Cultural Centre features some of the ancient and more contemporary… Read More ➝
Due to remedial works being undertaken on the East Block building, the National Archives is moving just around the corner to Old Parliament House (OPH) from 16 October 2017 to late 2018. The Archives will not be taking school bookings while relocated at OPH. During this time Archives’ Education staff will be working on developing enhanced school visitor experiences for the Archives’ return to East Block in late 2018. In the meantime, you can visit us online for high-quality educational… Read More ➝
BUSY At Work is pleased to launch the redesign of the new look Parliament and Civics Education Rebate (PACER) website. PACER is an initiative of the Australian Government which provides financial assistance for students in Years 4-12 across Australia to travel to the nation’s capital, Canberra. To qualify, schools must be located at least 150 kilometers from Canberra. Under PACER, students have the opportunity to learn about civics and citizenship through visits to Parliament House, the Museum of Australian Democracy… Read More ➝
This coming August, the Australian War Memorial will mark the 50th anniversary of the battle of Long Tan. Vietnam Veterans’ Day, held on August 18 each year, will include a number of moving tributes honouring the 60,000 Australian men and women who served our nation throughout the Vietnam War.
Born in Rome in 1920, Romaldo (Aldo) Giurgola AO was an Italian academic architect, professor and author. After serving in the Italian armed forces during World War II, he studied at the Sapienza University of Rome. Mr Giurgola then completed the equivalent of a B.Arch. with honours in 1949 and then a master’s degree in architecture from Columbia University, United States.
2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the formation of the Australian War Memorial Voluntary Guides and the delivery of the first guided tour at the Memorial. In 2015 the volunteer guides delivered 8,826 tours to more than 60,000 people.
The Hon Robert Hawke AC today launched Memories of the Struggle: Australians Against Apartheid, a new exhibition at the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) to coincide with Freedom Day.
When you visit Canberra, you may wish to check out the copy of the Magna Carta on display in Parliament House. The 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta was celebrated in June 2015.
Roll of Honour Soundscape On 4 August 2014, the Australian War Memorial will be launching the Roll of Honour Soundscape project, one of the many projects commemorating the Centenary of the First World War. The Roll of Honour Soundscape will enhance the iconic Roll of Honour in the Memorial’s Commemorative Area, while retaining a respectful and solemn experience for visitors. While you walk along the western cloisters in the commemorative area where the 62,000 Australians who died during the First… Read More ➝