Today is Remembrance Day

Today, 11 November, is Remembrance Day: a day of commemoration where we remember the service men and women who lost their lives in wars, conflicts and peace operations.

On this day at 11am we pause for one minute of silence, to acknowledge the service and sacrifice of so many.

Australian men and women have acted as peacekeepers continuously since 1947. This has seen them serve in excess of fifty multinational operations in the past 70 years.

There is no change to the library hours on 11 November, however we welcome you to take the time to reflect and continue this tradition.


Lest we forget

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It’s Remembrance Day; the anniversary of the end of the First World War.

At 11am on 11 November 1918 the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. Earlier that day, the Germans had signed an armistice in a railway carriage at Compiègne.

Nowadays, nations around the globe fall silent for one minute at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month to remember those who have served their country during war.

We encourage you to observe one minute’s silence at 11am today to remember those who died or suffered in a war or armed conflict.

We will remember them.