The oral history outlines the decision by the Remembrance Driveway Committee to honour the Australians who were awarded the Victoria Cross for acts of valour and extraordinary personal courage during the Second World War and Vietnam, by establishing roadside rest areas and memorial parks along the route in their honour.
The oral history of The Remembrance Driveway is based on 38 hours of digitally recorded interviews with 19 individuals - current and former members of the Remembrance Driveway Committee, local historians, landscape designers, and an eminent military historian who provides background information on the circumstances surrounding the gallant actions of each of the 24 VC recipients.
You can download the audio files in MP3 format at no charge from this page. Alternatively, you can order a 3-CD compilation set from the Transport Library at a cost of $15 (AUD) plus postage and handling. Researchers and historians wishing to access the source interview tapes and associated logs can also contact the Transport Library for assistance.
The opinions expressed in the oral history interviews are those of the individuals concerned and do not necessarily represent in whole or in part the position of Roads and Maritime Services.
Audio files - MP3 format
Complete audio file - Remembrance Driveway and VC Rest Areas