Wednesday, November 11, 2009


The 11 of November 2009, Remembrance Day, in honour of Australia's war dead. Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Photos by Sasha Uzunov copyright 2009

A re-enactment of the legendary Australian Light Horse of World War One fame.

An East Timor veteran from the UNTAET mission reflects on this sombre occasion.

The official party. Victorian State Premier John Brumby and his wife Ms Rosemary McKenzie together with the Governor of Victoria and his wife.

The Leader of the Victorian State Opposition Ted Ballieu.

Major General David McLaughlan (RL), the Victorian State President of the Returned Services League, Australia's veteran peak body, reminds the up-coming generations of the importance of Remembrance Day.


After the ceremony is over...

On this bright and very hot sunny day, an elderly gentleman on a walking sticking nursing a foot injury makes the climb up the Shrine steps on a personal pilgrimage.

Victorian State Minister for Public Transport Lynne Kosky heads down a few steps of the Shrine to a waiting government limousine

The Lord Mayor Robert Doyle also makes a dash for his limousine. Melbourne Town Hall is a 15 minute walk from the Shrine.


Brett McLeod, Television news reporter with the Nine Network in Melbourne surveys the crowd.

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