District 1520 Conference Amiens and Anzac Day, April 2018


An invitation is extended for the District 1520 conference and ANZAC DAY on the 24th and 25th April 2018. The One day Conference is at Amiens – home of the new French President Macron. Accommodation has been reserved at a hotel near Amiens Railway station in the town center. Amiens is about one hour by train from Paris. 

There is opportunity to attend the Dawn Service on Anzac Day at nearby Villers Brettoneux. This also coincides with the opening of the new Sir John Monash Memorial Centre. For the visit of the Sir John MONASH center the opening visitors’ day will be on the 25th afternoon. 

Make a visit of three days along with our International President Ian Risely. 

The Opening of the Sir John Monash Centre includes a new tapestry which is being woven at Australian Tapestry Workshop, Park Street, South Melbourne. The tapestry will provide a lasting legacy commemorating the 46,000 Australian lives lost in the battles of the Western Front in World War 1 and commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC. 

For more information Contact : AG Peter Rogers, 

(Tel: 0412537534, email : peter.h.rogers@monash.edu)

District 1520 Conference Amiens and Anzac Day, April 2018

The Sir John Monash Centre tells Australia’s story of the Western Front in the words of those who served. 

Set on the grounds of the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery in northern France, and adjacent to the Australian National Memorial, the Sir John Monash Centre is one of the key sites of the Australian Remembrance Trail along the Western Front, and establishes a lasting international legacy of Australia’s Centenary of Anzac 2014-2018. 

This cutting-edge multimedia centre reveals the Australian Western Front experience through a series of interactive media installations and immersive experiences. The SJMC App, downloaded on each visitor’s personal mobile device, acts as a ‘virtual tour guide’ over the Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, the Australian National Memorial and the Sir John Monash Centre. 

The experience is designed so visitors gain a better understanding of the journey of ordinary Australians — told in their own voices through letters, diaries and life-size images — and connect with the places they fought and died. A visit to the Sir John Monash Centre will be a moving experience that leaves a lasting impression. 

Sir John Monash Centre, Canberra

Department of Veteran Affairs - Commemorations, Memorials and War Graves

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