The SMEAC Museum will be entered through a dimmed 20’ container which will provide a portal into a series of similarly blacked out labyrinth of dimly lit 40” containers. The adventure will move in a clockwise direction with the unrecognisable and unseen fire safety doors located on the left and around 12 ultra realistic displays that can be observed through observation openings, allowing the viewer to see into another world on the right.
A hot bright sunny day watching two Rats of Tobruk, sitting behind their Vickers Machine Gun in a recently occupied German trench. Piled up of empty cartridge cases beneath the weapon, a result of an unseen battle lapping against a discarded German Afrika Korps helmet and ammunition bandolier. The troops share a smoke and a brew not knowing that their world is being encroached upon by a traveler from the future,
Or a half section of Australian infantry patrolling through a Vietnamese jungle, the light struggling to penetrate the canopy. Weapons in hand, faces camouflaged, watching their arcs unaware of the onlookers only several meters ahead. We will in conjunction with the Australian War Memorial, Movie World and our amazing veteran network make this one of the best displays, covering all theaters of war from an Australian perspective. We will make it look like and feel like you are there because it will be created by those that have.
The second floor will surround a center quadrangle theatre / auditorium with 5 m high ceilings and a final resting place for our personal comrades who have fallen. Walls covered in a uniform 10 x 8 framed photographs of people we have lost be it on operations, suicide or training accident. The screen will show a loop of appropriate footage taken by those that were there. This quadrangle will be boxed in by a layout matching the one below only better lit with display cases packed with memorabilia from all three services replacing the dimly lit tunnel below.