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 The RUSI NSW Office in the Anzac Memorial re-opened 11 October 2021.     The Ursula Davidson Library is scheduled to re-open to RUSI NSW members and to members of the public who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a valid medical exemption on Monday 25 October 2021. 


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• Membership Renewals - you should renew your membership for 2021 to 2022 NOW. CLICK HERE to renew on line.
• Our monthly newsletters with in depth information are available for download CLICK HERE
• The Institute has moved to the Anzac Memorial Hyde Park South, Sydney CLICK HERE for more information.

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 Next Month November 2021

  • Tuesday 23 November 2021 (1200-1700), Anzac Memorial Auditorium
    Hyde Park South, Sydney
    Subject: Island Australia - Improving Resilience in a Rapidly Changing Region
    Opening Address given by Our RUSI NSW Patron the Governor Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Beazley AC QC via a virtual presentation.
    The topics and speakers will include:
    The Contribution of RAN to Improving Resilience
    by Commander Australian Fleet: RADM Mark Hammond AM RAN
    Contribution of Forces Command to Improving Resilience
    by Commander Forces Command: MAJGEN Matt Pearce AM
    Contribution of RAAF to Improving Resilience
    by Air Commander Australia: AVM Joe Iervasi AM CSC
    Contribution of ADF to Civil Resilience
    by Commander 2nd Division: MAJGEN David Thomae AM
    NSW Defence Industry Strategy and Resilience
    by NSW Defence Advocate: AVM Kym Osley AM CSC (Ret'd)
    Contribution of NSW Based Industry to Improving Resilience
    by Chief Executive Officer of Thales Australia and New Zealand: Mr Chris Jenkins
    Contribution of Universities and Research in Improving Resilience
    by Vice Chancellor of University of Newcastle (and previous Chief Defence Scientist): Prof Alex Zelinsky AO.
    Details will be provided shortly on the seminar program and how you can register to attend this interesting seminar.
    It is likely that you will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID to be able to attend the Anzac Memorial.

 This Month October 2021

  • Friday 1 October 2021
    The Army Museum of NSW's Medals of the month feature those of Lieutenant Hubert Sydney Centennial Simpson who fought and died in World War I CLICK HERE to view
  • Tuesday 26 October 2021 (Start Time: 1300), Anzac Memorial Auditorium
    Hyde Park South, Sydney
    (Presuming pandemic lockdown provisions have been lifted, alternately the presentation will be online. To attend in person, a requirement to be fully vaccinated will apply if required by the NSW Government.)
    Speaker: Commander Andrew Hough RAN
    Subject: The History of the Aegis Combat System
    The RUSI NSW AGM planned for 26 October 2021 will be held later in the year due to COVID restrictions. The RUSI NSW Board is planning to hold a face-to-face meeting in December 2021. Members will be advised of the date as soon as is possible.

 The Month that Was September 2021

  • Wednesday 1 September 2021
    Annual Battle for Australia commemoration. Live commemoration scheduled for 11:00 at the Cenotaph, Martin Place, Sydney did not take place due to the COVID lockdown in Sydney. A virtual service has been prepared and is accessible HERE.
  • Wednesday 1 September 2021
    The Army Museum of NSW's Medals of the month feature those of Drummer John Pearce and Private John White who fought in the Napoleonic and New Zealand wars respectively CLICK HERE to view
  • Tuesday 14 September 2021
    Visit to Lancer Barracks and Museum
    Regrettably the visit to Lancer Barracks and Museum has had to be cancelled due to COVID restrictions.
    The visit will be re-scheduled when the pandemic has been subdued.
    CLICK HERE for more information on Lancer Barracks and Museum.
    CLICK HERE for the location of Lancer Barracks.
  • Tuesday 28 September 2021
     ONLINE ONLY LECTURE - Live session cancelled due to NSW COVID restrictions
    Speaker: Vice Admiral Tim Barrett AO CSC Ret'd
    Subject: Resilience in Australia's Maritime Industry
    Now available ONLINE VIEW HERE

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