For the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam Moratoriums in Australia in 2020, the Peace Museum highlighted these exhibitions on the heritage of this campaign.
Resisting Australia's Wars
Conflict has been a large part of much of Australia's history. The colonisation of Australia involved the dispossession, often violent, of Indigenous peoples' land. In the more than 200 years since, Australians have often been involved in overseas wars.
At the centre of the history of peace in Australia are the people and organisations who have made this history. In this gallery we present the individuals and groups who are working or have worked for peace in Australia.
The Machinery of War
Warmaking does not just happen in times of conflict. It involves a continuous coordination of people and technology. This section of the Museum details involvements of Australia with the machinery of war making and the campaigns that have sought to expose and oppose this involvement.
A peaceful world is not just built through political campaigning. It also involves bringing an understanding of peace into daily work. This section of the Museum looks at different aspects of this practice: by professional organisations, reserachers and artists.
Reflections on Peace Campaigns
The history of Australian peace campaigning has been made from the actions of many committed individuals working together. A good understanding of this history requires understanding many different points of view.