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Australian National Maritime Museum hosts students from Normandy as part of WWI Centenary Commemorations

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Australia did France a good turn in the First World War and it’s never been forgotten, the two countries share an indelible bond, forged in adversity.

In recognition of the Centenary of WWI and the rich, shared heritage of France and Australia, the Australian National Maritime Museum will host students from College St Marie in Rouen, Normandy as part of the school’s Two Countries One World project. 

Kevin Sumption PSM, CEO and Director of the Australian National Maritime Museum which has strong links with France, will welcome the students and introduce them to the museum.

The students will visit Captain Cook’s Endeavour replica, moored at Darling Harbour. The excursion will also include expert curator-guided tours of the museum’s  Indigenous exhibition, Gapu-Monuk Saltwater which explores the landmark sea rights case of North-East Arnhem Land and Action Stations, the museum’s permanent high-tech attraction which explores the history of the Royal Australian Navy.

“We are delighted to welcome the students to our shores as part of their Two Countries for One World project.  which is another example of our nations’ strong links. We are proud to be able to provide an immersive and engaging learning experience to mark the Centenary of WWI in another display of our commitment to our French-Australian relations,’ said Sumption who has recently returned from discussing some potential new projects with French museums.

As part of The Two Countries One World project, the students will undertake an assignment with a strong digital element, which will enable them to gain a better understanding of Australian culture and identity and look at the links between France and Australia up close. 

Hosted by Australian and French families during their visit, the students will also visit Canberra and Victoria and take part in the Anzac Day commemorations.


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