Update from Sir John Monash Centre

An artist impression of the completed Sir John Monash Centre.

The Sir John Monash Centre, an interpretative museum and place of reflection, is under construction at an existing memorial site outside the township of Villers-Brettoneux in northern France.

The Centre will be a central hub of the existing Australian Remembrance Trail along the Western Front, which links First World War sites of significance to Australia, including museums, battlefields, memorials and cemeteries. When complete, the Sir John Monash Centre will educate a new audience about Australia’s early role in The Great War, and in doing so provide a lasting legacy from the Centenary of Anzac.

The Centre is named after General Sir John Monash, who led the Australian Corps with outstanding success on the Western Front in 1918, including the famous 4 July 1918 victory at Le Hamel which became a template for operations that followed.

The Sir John Monash Centre will be open to visitors by Anzac Day 2018.

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