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Sir John Monash

soldier, administrator, engineer
27th June 1865 - 8th October 1931


see also:

Sir John Monash on the $100 note
Sir John Monash as he appears on the $100 note

Princes Bridge, Melbourne
Monash worked as an engineer on the construction of this bridge

Sir John Monash Memorial in King's Domain, Melbourne
Sir John Monash Memorial in King's Domain, Melbourne


Monash house at Jerilderie
Monash's childhood home
at Jerilderie

Grave of Sir John Monash
Grave of Sir John Monash
at Brighton Cemetery


"I always tell my staff, 'I don't care a damn for your loyalty when you think I am right. the time I want it is when you think I am wrong.'"
Sir John Monash

"the most resourceful general in the whole of the British army"

Lloyd George speaking of John Monash

Some forthcoming events:

PEACE - A cantata for John Monash

Let there be peace. The clarion call of Melbourne’s most famous son, John Monash, opens a new massed choral work. Composed by David Kram and written by Kevin O’Flaherty PEACE is the first musical work to tell the story of the great man’s life.

Following key themes of love of family and loyalty to country, PEACE  travels through the early years of life in Jerilderie to his student days at Melbourne University, as an engineer and business man in the heart of Melbourne, and as a soldier and leader of WWI Australian troops in Gallipoli and France.

There are poignant moments in the work where the tragedy of war and its effect on Australia are starkly juxtaposed with the innocence of children’s songs and larrikin student ditties of his days at university.

This much-anticipated premiere has seen an enthusiastic response with over 200 singers from community, schools and university choirs in Victoria participating in what promises to be a memorable concert for everyone who knows and understands the impact John Monash has had on this city.  

Book at Box Office, online or call 1300 182 183

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Ceremony - Battle of Amiens

The Battle of Amiens, 8th August 1918, was one of the most successful advances made by Allied forces during the WWI. The efforts of the ANZAC Corps were orchestrated by General John Monash and would be much lauded as an example of combined arms warfare in a conflict mostly remembered for the stalemate of trench warfare. Each year at 8am on the 8th of August a service is held at the Shrine of Remembrance to mark this battle and remember the men who fought it.

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