Centenary of Armistice
11 November 2018 marks the centenary of the signing of the Armistice that brought the First World War to an end.
Members of the public are invited to a free tour of the Museum's exhibition, ‘Before Sunset’, on
Monday, 12 November at 2.00 pm. This exhibition explores the role of the Commonwealth Bank (the
Reserve Bank's precedent organisation) during the First World War and its aftermath.
Date: Monday, 12 November 2018
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Reserve Bank of Australia Museum, 65 Martin Place, Sydney
Booking: Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register your attendance
In commemoration of the centenary of the Armistice that brought the First World War to an end, several tablet-based interactive displays have been integrated into the Museum foyer. These tablets allow visitors to explore a selection of photographs from the Bank's archival collection that recall its significant role in repatriation, housing and vocational training of service personnel once peace returned.
The female staff of the Commonwealth Bank forms a ‘Strong Post’ as they gather outside the Bank’s head office in Martin Place, Sydney, to cheer the returning troops and distribute cigarettes, flowers, cards and confectionary, 16 January 1919. PN-001385
The interactive displays allow visitors to explore archival photographs and film footage that illustrate the role of the Bank in the Australia's post-war resettlement programs.
The new interactive displays have been designed to complement the heritage fabric of the Museum foyer.