Memories of the Struggle pays tribute to the dedication and commitment of everyone who took part in the anti-apartheid movement. The material for the exhibition was drawn from books, doctoral theses and documentaries, but most of the information, photographs and other memorabilia came from the personal and organisational archives of activists and supporters.
The multimedia exhibition demonstrates the commitment of many Australians from all walks of life to supporting the struggle for democracy in South Africa. A picture emerges of continuous protest in the fields of politics, sport, the trade unions, civil society and the clergy. Many who were at the forefront of the anti-apartheid movement did so against the wishes of the state and federal governments of the day, and some sustained injury or were imprisoned as a result.