Highlands News

A job well done at AWM


Southern Highlands resident and Australian War Memorial Director Dr. Brendan Nelson is being thanked for his achievements.

Dr. Nelson will be stepping down from the role at the end of this year.

Minister for Veterans and Defence Personnel Darren Chester had the following to say:

“Brendan has provided leadership to the Memorial that has made it world-renowned, including managing its extensive upgrades and overseeing the Centenary of Anzac program,” Mr Chester said.

“Having previously served as Minister for Defence, Brendan’s passion for telling the stories of service and sacrifice of current and former Australian Defence Force personnel of more recent conflicts has been extraordinary.

During his seven years as Director, Dr. Nelson led a range of exhibitions, displays, memorials and documentaries of our First World War, Korean and Vietnam conflicts,

More recently he played a major role with the commemorations of the Centenary of the First World War, including the display of 62,000 knitted Poppies.

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