Category Archives: Diplomatic News

Commemoration of the Commencement of the First World War at the Eternal Flame

On Monday the 4th of August a service to commemorate the start of the First World War was held at the Shrine of Rememberance. The President of the Victorian RSL, Major…

PASSEURS Projection at the Alliance Française

On the 23rd of July, the Alliance Francaise of Melbourne held a screening of the documentary PASSEURS, a  moving and realistic insight into the challenges encountered in the fight against AIDS….

Morning Tea at the French Honorary Consulate

The conversations revolved around footy during the meeting of the Consuls General of India, Greece and Japan at the French Honorary Consulate in Melbourne on Monday the 28th of July….

Historical moment: France entered the First World War on August 3rd, 1914

Paris 3 August 1914 Monsieur le Président, The German administrative and military authorities have been averted to a certain number of flagrantly hostile acts committed on German territory by French military aviators….

We shall remember them: Fromelles

On Saturday July 19th 1916, the Fifth Division of the Australian Army launched a diversion attack in the valley of the Somme which we know now as the Battle of…

The France 1914 Conference

The France 1914 Conference, hosted by the George Rudé Society, the peak body of French historians in Australia and New Zealand, in association with Deakin University, took place on July 15…

Commemoration of the Battle of Fromelles

Commemoration of the Battle of Fromelles: 19 July 2014, 01:30PM, Cobbers Statue in the gardens of the Shrine The Battle of Fromelles was fought on the 19th of July, 1916….

Bastille Day’s celebration in Melbourne

“The French National Day is a celebration of the values that define France, the values that transcend race and religion, values that are perpetual and noble, the values of liberté,…

There is a new Bleu Blanc Rouge!

“Bleu Blanc Rouge” just got a new look and a new format! Our electronic newsletter has evolved and its articles, information and useful links can be found live on this blog page….

Consular meeting at the Consulate General of France in Sydney – 16 June 2014

Eric Berti On 16 June 2014 an inter-consular meeting was held at the Consulate General of France in Sydney, bringing together the main actors of the French consular network across…