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1966: The Year That Changed The World

Melbourne

  • Helping hands 8 October 1966. Photo: Winston Coates. Australian War Memorial COA/66/0877/VN
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1966 was the year that Australia sent a Task Force to Vietnam, the year the first National Servicemen served in the war and the year of the battle of Long Tan. Australia felt the heat of the Cold War and the throes of a youth revolution, in the year the first baby boomers came of age. Fifty years on, this exhibition tells the story of a year that changed Australia and the world.

1966 was the year that Australia sent a Task Force to Vietnam, the year the first National Servicemen served in the war and the year of the battle of Long Tan.

Australia felt the heat of the Cold War and the throes of a youth revolution, in the year the first baby boomers came of age. Fifty years on, this exhibition tells the story of a year that changed Australia and the world.

1966, the year that changed the world is one of three temporary exhibitions in the Galleries of Remembrance, located in the undercroft beneath the Shrine of Remembrance, Victoria’s largest and most visited war memorial of National Significance.

The Galleries feature over 800 objects, photographs, uniforms and works of art illustrating the experiences of Australians at war and in peacekeeping operations, from the 1850's to the present day.

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This is a free event

Facilities

  • Coach parking
  • Public toilet
  • Shop

Memberships

  • Museums Australia

Accessibility

Disabled access available, contact operator for details.

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times

Entry cost

Free Entry