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Australian Army to celebrate 110th birthday

Date : 28 / 02 / 2011
Author : Jim Gordon - VK3ZKK

The Australian Army will celebrate its 110th birthday in March 2011. To commemorate this, most Army museums will be open to the public on the weekend of 5th and 6th Mar 2011 and entry will be free. The Australian Army Signals Museum (formerly called the Royal Australian Corps of Signals Museum) will be open from 10:00 am till 3:30 pm on the weekend of the 5th and 6th March 2011.

The museum is located in Simpson Barracks (formerly called Watsonia Army Camp). Melway map 20 G7. Entrance is from Greensborough Road, just south of Yallambie Road. Photo identification such as a driver's licence is required to enter the barracks.

The closest railway stations are;
WATSONIA. 1.2 km from the barracks entrance (but it's downhill) and the museum is approximately 1.2 km from the barracks entrance gate. Total walk of 2.4 km.

MACLEOD. 1.6 km from the barracks (uphill) plus 1.2 km from the barracks entrance to the museum. Total walk of 2.8 km.

THE GLENROY TO ELTHAM BUS, route 513, stops outside the barracks. (There is a 1.2 km walk to the museum from the Greensborough Road entrance).

If you want to stay for a long time bring a cut lunch and have it in our lunch room. The museum is suitable to bring a lady and there is plenty there for her to see. There will be some female volunteers at the museum over the weekend.

The brochure that was handed out at the Kyneton RadioFest on 13th Feb 2011 is available in electronic form. It has some additional details background information about the museum. It is a .pdf file, 125 kb in size. To receive a copy just send an e-mail to this address with the words Museum Brochure in the subject line .

For further information contact the Museum Manager
Major Jim Gordon on Tuesday on 8481 7874, other times on 0407 264 961, or by e-mail at



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