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The Journey to Gallipolli, 100 Years Ago - Exhibition at South Bank

Event Information

  • 27 Sep 2014 12:00pm - 6:00pm
  • South Bank, The Courier-Mail Piazza
  • Brisbane
  • Queensland
Other Information
  • Cost: Free

Queensland Government are commemorating 100 years since the departure of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) in the First World War with an educative encampment and exhibition at South Bank, outside the Courier-Mail Piazza as thousands of Queenslanders gather for Brisbane Festival’s Riverfire. 

Learn about the role Queensland played in the AIF and see what life for a soldier was like during the First World War, with actors dressed in 1914 uniforms and period dress who will re-enact life and events in 1914 Queensland including recruitment, training and embarkation of the AIF.

In addition to the exhibition at South Bank, a spectacular commemorative ride of up to 100 horses from the Australian Light Horse Association will be staged through the streets of Brisbane. Gather along Adelaide Street (between George and Creek Streets) at 5 pm to honour the memory of the Light Horsemen in the First World War.