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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 museum@rba.gov.au 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.

Centenary of Armistice

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 new interactive displays complement the Museum's physical exhibition Before Sunset. Those unable to visit the Museum in person may wish to explore the online exhibition From Bank to Battlefield.

New interactive displays in the Museum

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.

New interactive displays in the Museum

The new interactive displays have been designed to complement the heritage fabric of the Museum foyer.

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