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Debt of Honour exhibition: WA Museum - Perth

Culture and the Arts Minister John Day today launched the Western Australian Museum’s new exhibition Debt of Honour: Australia’s First Commandos and East Timor.

Mr Day said the exhibition detailed the extraordinary efforts of the 2/2nd Independent Company in East Timor during World War II and the enduring friendships between the soldiers, their families and the people of East Timor.

“This year marks the 70th anniversary since the campaign was spearheaded by 270 Australian soldiers, mostly recruited from WA,” he said.

“Against all the odds, this courageous group of men …

Read the full media release at http://www.mediastatements.wa.gov.au/Pages/WACabinetMinistersSearch.aspx?ItemId=148168&minister=Day&admin=Barnett

If you could not make the event, HD video footage and high resolution photography has been made available for media use. All content is copyright of the Western Australian Museum:

Photography

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Video

Stephen Anstey, Western Australian Museum
Co-curator, Debt of Honour: Australia’s First Commandos and East Timor

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Paul Bridges
Co-curator, Debt of Honour: Australia’s First Commandos and East Timor

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James Dexter, Western Australian Museum
Director Public and Regional Services

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Exhibition intro

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Exhibition items

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Debt of Honour exhibition:

Date: 18 February - 20 May 2012
Location: Western Australian Museum – Perth,
Perth Cultural Centre,
WA 6000

Media contact:

Denise Johnson
Western Australian Museum
(08) 9212 3860
0414 381 761
denise.johnson@museum.wa.gov.au

 

… this fascinating exhibition is a fitting tribute to their remarkable story

Hon. John Day, MLA. Minister for Planning; Culture and the Arts; Science and Innovation.