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Peacemakers of the Past

These exhibitions are dedicated to Australian individuals and organisations who have contributed significantly to Australia's heritage of peace.


Vida Goldstein


Vida Goldstein was the most famous, and important women's activist in Australia in the first decades of the twentieth century....


Edward William Cole


E. W. Cole is largely forgotten today, but was a famous Melbourne bookseller in the late nineteenth and early twentieth...


Doris Blackburn


Doris Blackburn was a life-long worker for peace and social justice from 1915.  She was the second woman elected to...


Jim Cairns


James Ford (Jim) Cairns was the chief exponent of the case against Australia’s intervention in the Vietnam War and the...


Judge Christopher Weeramantry: His Influence and Legacy

Christopher Weeramantry was a Sri Lankan lawyer who served as a judge on the International Court of Justice (ICJ) from...