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Campaign to promote General Sir John Monash to rank of Field Marshal

The Spirit of Australia Foundation endorses Saluting Monash Council’s campaign to promote General Sir John Monash to rank of Field Marshal.

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General Sir John Monash's Relevance Today

2017 Monash Service speech by representative of Chief of Army, Brigadier Phillip Moses, at St Catherine’s School Waverley, NSW, based upon a brief by Roland J Perry, author of “Monash – The Outsider who won a War”.

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John Monash

This biography of Sir John Monash is published by the State Electricity of Victoria as a tribute to a great man. It was written by Vernon R. Northwood, with assistance from the late Dr. Gershon Bennett, son-in-law of Sir John Monash, and was first published in the “S.E.C. Magazine” in December 1950.

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The Legacy Of Monash In The Australian Army Of Today

An address by MAJGEN Paul McLachlan AM CSC, Head Land Systems on the occasion of the Spirit of Australia Foundation 2015 Monash Commemorative Service, on Friday 14th August 2015.

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Events

0808 Ceremony at the Shrine - 99th Anniversary

Date: Tuesday Aug 8, 2017, 7:45 am

99th Anniversary of 0808 - The Battle of Amiens. Gather at the Shrine of Remembrance at 07:45 am for the over-flight by the Sopwith and RE8 vintage aircraft. All welcome, no registration required.

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Monash Leadership Forum 2017

Date: Tuesday Aug 8, 2017, 10:30 am

At Scotch College - Year 10 Leadership students from 15+ Melbourne schools...

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Monash Medal Presentation 2017

Date: Wednesday Aug 9, 2017, 12:30 pm

2017 Monash Medal to be presented at the Rotary Club of Melbourne meeting

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2017 Monash Melbourne Commemorative Service

Date: Friday Aug 11, 2017, 10:00 am

The 2017 Monash Commemorative Service will be held on 11 August in the Legislative Assembly of the Victorian Parliament.

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2017 Spirit of Australia Foundation Melbourne Luncheon

Date: Friday Aug 11, 2017, 12:30 pm

Join us after the General Sir John Monash Service for luncheon and a speaker at No. 35 Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne.

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Peace - a Cantata for John Monash

Date: Saturday Sep 9, 2017, 6:30 pm

World premiere - one show only.
Composed by David Kram and written by Kevin O'Flaherty. Over 300 singers, orchestra, and four soloists Lisa Anne Robinson, Kristen Leich, Michel Laloum and Eddie Muliaumaseali'i
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The Spirit of Australia Foundation

The Spirit of Australia Foundation was established to remember and commemorate Australia’s heritage.

Our aims are to:

  • educate Australians, especially school students, about great Australian role models who have made a significant contribution to our country in a variety of endeavours, and
  • remember and commemorate Significant Australians and events
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Sponsors

General Sir John Monash Foundation is a charitable organisation formed to raise funds for, and to administer, Australia’s prestigious postgraduate scholarships – the John Monash Scholarships – to recognize excellence and leadership.

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Professional Association Management Services - PAMS for short, is proud to sponsor and manage the Spirit of Australia Foundation's website.  PAMS works with not for profit associations, providing association management services.  These include: administration, bookkeeping, communications, compliance, governance, graphics design, marketing, member management and technology support.  For more information visit our website or call 03 9895 4495.

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The Pratt Foundation supported the Spirit of Australia foundation with a generous grant to enable the establishment of the Spirit of Australia Foundation's online presence.

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The RSL Victoria traditionally supports our Melbourne Monash Commemorative Services in the Parliament of Victoria.

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You can sponsor the Spirit of Australia Foundation in many forms: financially or through "in kind" services.  For sponsorship enquiries use the Contact Form here and select "Sponsor Us" as the nature of the enquiry.

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