This morning, the Australian War Memorial unveiled the statue dedicated to Matron Vivian Bullwinkel on its grounds.
It stands not just as a sculpture of Vivian Bullwinkel, but all Australian nurses who have lost their lives, survived atrocities made sacrifices in service of their country.
It also includes 22 stainless steel discs to reflect the 22 victims of the Bangka Island Massacre arranged as a reflection of the stars as seen the night of 16 February 1942
Lest we forget
19-MAY-1915. While serving as a soldier of the 2nd Australian Infantry Battalion, Australian Imperial Force during the First World War, Sergeant William Charles Bullock Beech, horrified by the tragic loss of life of his comrades on Gallipoli, took a biscuit box, signal wire and a broken mirror to invent one of the most iconic weapons … Read More “Gallipoli Inventor: Sergeant William Charles Bullock Beech and the Periscope Rifle” »