Published: Wed 28 Sep 2011

Information: Big Things in Store

As the Australia War Memorial’s calendar between now and December is very demanding, a decision has been made, not to reschedule Big Things in Store for this year.

This week all members of staff are back at work at the Memorial’sTreloar Technology Centre located in Mitchell following the chemical fire on the 16 September 2011.

Treloar Technology Centre comprising of several buildings, was going to be the site for this year’s “Big Things in Store” open day until the Mitchell fire occurred. Due to the exclusion zone in Mitchell regrettably “Big Things in Store” had to be cancelled which was beyond our control. The safety of staff and visitors was critical in this decision.

The Director of the Memorial Steve Gower apologises for any disappointment this decision may cause. ‘In the past it has been a wonderful event experienced by up to 5,000 people. This year in particular, visitors would have had the chance to view the newly acquire Sabre jet before its complete restoration as a RAAF Aircraft’. Staff at the Memorial have begun work and are looking forward to next year’s Big Things in Store.

CONTACT DETAILS: Marylou Pooley (Head of Communications)
Phone: 02 6243 4575 or 0409 600 038
Email: Media@awm.gov.au

 

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