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TEDxCanberra 2014
Photo: Michael Monck.

TEDxCanberra presents ‘Momentum: TED Women 2015’

Saturday 30 May 2015, 9:30am to 11:30am

TEDxCanberra presents a pre-recorded conference exploring bold ideas that create momentum in how we think, live and work. From the young scientist revealing a breakthrough discovery to the activist who methodically transformed how the world thinks about women, the veteran CEO whose trade secrets turn organisations around and the athlete whose extraordinary comeback shocked the world.

Free
Register online through TEDxCanberra
Visions Theatre
National Museum of Australia


A publicity poster for 'The Water Diviner' featuring a picture of the actor Russell Crowe.
Courtesy: Roadshow Entertainment.

The Home Front lecture series

Thursday 11 June 2015, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

The Water Diviner: screen to page

Join authors Dr Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios and Andrew Anastasios as they discuss the making of the 2014 film The Water Diviner (M, 111 min). The film tells the story of an Australian man (played by Russell Crowe) who travels to Turkey to locate his three sons who went missing during the Gallipoli campaign.

Find out how this story, inspired by firsthand accounts, diaries and official records of First World War soldiers and their families, was adapted into a novel and screenplay. Join us after the lecture for a screening of the film at 1.40pm.

Free
Bookings essential, through the Eventbrite website
Visions Theatre

The Home Front exhibition is now showing at the National Museum of Australia.

Marion Le
Marion Le AM

Landmark women: Marion Le AM

Friday 19 June 2015, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

Landmark women celebrates the lives and passions of distinguished women living and working in Canberra.

Our guest speaker for June is human rights advocate Marion Le AM, a lawyer who has won numerous awards for her work with migrants and refugees.

Cost: $10 non-members and Essentials; $5 full Friends members; full concession members free. Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Visions Theatre and Friends Lounge

A black and white photo of spectators at the 1917 conscription referendum campaign in Collins Street, Melbourne.

Life on the Home Front: Symposium

Friday 7 August 2015, 10:30am to 4:30pm

Join eminent speakers as they discuss the Australian home front experience during the First World War. Explore people's choices, opportunities and challenges in a time of heightened emotions. Were people united or divided? Were there pressures on people to raise money for the war, and on opponents of the war to keep quiet? What was the response to internment camps? What happened to families when soldiers came home?

Cost:$40; $35 Concession/Friends (Lunch and afternoon tea provided)
Bookings essential, through the Eventbrite website

The Home Front exhibition is now showing at the National Museum of Australia.

Pictured right: 1917 conscription referendum campaign, Melbourne. Australian War Memorial, J000336.

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