The Gardiner Dairy Foundation is pleased to be supporting this unique centenary exhibition to recognise the Victorian dairy community’s contribution during WWI. Its partnership with the Shrine of Remembrance’s touring exhibition reinforces its commitment to celebrating and supporting Victoria’s dairy communities.

The exhibition will be on display at the Shrine of Remembrance Visitor Centre until Sunday, 12 October 2014 before commencing a four-year tour of regional Victoria on Thursday, 23 October 2014, including key dairy regions Gippsland, Western Victoria and the Murray region.

Chief Executive Mary Harney said the Gardiner Foundation was proud to support the exhibition and encouraged Victorian dairy communities to share their Anzac stories.

“The Gardiner Foundation is honoured to partner with the Shrine of Remembrance and deliver this important exhibition that acknowledges the contribution made by regional Victoria during WWI.

“We encourage regional Victorians involved in the dairy industry to cement their place in Australian history by sharing their personal reflections of how their family or community was involved in supporting the Anzacs,” said Ms Harney.

First-hand stories gathered from across Victorian communities will be displayed on an interactive screen, which will travel from town to town with the exhibition. More than 100 images from WWI will provide insights into the war and its impact.

Shrine of Remembrance Director of Exhibitions & Collections, Jean McAuslan said, “The Shrine is delighted to receive the support from the Gardiner Foundation towards our centenary touring exhibition. This contribution will provide an interactive component to the exhibition and allow visitors throughout Victoria to search for stories of WWI from their community.”

For more information about Australia Will Be There: Victorians in the First World War (1914-19) or to submit a story with an accompanying image visit

Australia Will Be There: Victorians in the First World War (1914-19) tour schedule:

  • East Gippsland Art Gallery, Bairnsdale 23 October to 2 December 2014
  • Mildura Arts Centre 23 February to 10 May 2015
  • Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, Lilydale 30 May to 23 August 2015
  • Ararat Regional Art Gallery 3-4 September to 11 October 2015
  • Frankston Arts Centre 2 November to 16 December 2015
  • Warragul RSL 27 January to 6 March 2016
  • Mornington Peninsula Art Gallery 18 March to 1 May 2016
  • Gold Museum, Ballarat 16 May to 18 September 2016
  • Central Goldfields Gallery, Maryborough 8 April to 21 May 2017
  • Scope Gallery, Warrnambool 1 June to 30 July 2017
  • Wangaratta Art Gallery 12 August to 17 September 2017
  • Portland Arts Centre 9 April to 20 May 2018
  • Heritage Hill, Dandenong 1 June to 16 September 2018
  • Latrobe Regional Art Gallery, Morwell 9 October to 18 November 2018

Read this article on the subject from the Australian Dairy Farmer magazine.