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Conference – War in the Sand Pit: 12-13 May 2017

Click on the image to access the War in the Sand Pit – Two day programme.

In 2001, Australia embarked on a campaign in Iraq and Afghanistan that would see over 50,000 Australian service men and women deployed to the Middle East over a 14 year period. While the official history of ‘Australia’s Longest War’ is still some years away, it is time to begin analysing our role in the conflict and how we can learn for the future.

Military History and Heritage Victoria in partnership with the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at The Australian National University have gathered an impressive array of speakers who have had firsthand experience at the national, operational and tactical level. Together, they will explore some thought provoking questions such as: What happened? Did we understand the nature of the fight? Why did Australia contribute the way it did? Were there other viable approaches?

Held at the Monash Centre, Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane, this nationally significant event will place into the public record different perspectives on the conflict for the benefit and further development of history.

General Admission
two-days $250.00 or one-day only $150.00.
Concession Card and MHHV Individual Members
two-days $200.00 or one-day only $120.00.

The ticket price includes morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on both days as well as canapes at 2 CER on the Friday evening.

Friday evening: Drinks and complimentary canapes along with a performance by renowned author, speaker and singer/songwriter, Fred Smith (the first Australian diplomat to be posted to Uruzgan in 2009) at the 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment. The performance will include songs from his album Dust of Uruzgan.

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