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WWII at Home: Response, Reflection & Rejuvenation

The National Trust of Australia (Victoria) in association with the Centre for Architecture Victoria | Open House Melbourne, will stage a series of virtual exhibitions, augmented reality experiences and a special online ceremony for the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

WWII At Home features 18 sites of significance that represent the transformative impact the Second World War had on Victoria. Digitally explore Victoria’s response to the war effort, sites of reflection that honour the sacrifice of war, and places that embody the post-war rejuvenation that was the birth of modern Australia.

The website invites Victorians to explore, from the comfort of their own home, the impact of WWII on Victoria through three lenses: our local responses to the war effort, how we reflect and remember the sacrifices undertaken during the war, and the corresponding post-war rejuvenation and blossoming of modern society.

VISIT WWII AT HOME WEBSITE

Victoria’s society and culture changed forever on 15 August 1945, the day that World War II ended.

LAUNCH EVENT

At 2pm on Saturday 15 August an online panel will unveil WWII At Home, a demonstration of history reimagined through the latest technology.

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This event marks the launch of the WWII at Home website, funded by the Victorian Government as part of a state-wide program to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II. The WWII at Home website has been developed by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) in association with the Centre for Architecture Victoria | Open House Melbourne.

Photos top: 1 – Shrine Second World War Memorial Forecourt. Courtesy National Trust of Australia Victoria. 2 –Springvale War Cemetery aerial. Courtesy National Trust of Australia Victoria. 3 – Olympic Swimming Stadium, c1956, by Helmut Newton. Courtesy National Trust of Australia Victoria. Photo right: ICI House, courtesy National Trust of Australia, Victoria.

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