Monday 15 April 2013 by Dianne Rutherford. No comments.
It is that time of year again when the most important day of commemoration for Australians looms closer. ANZAC Day, our time to stop and reflect on the service and sacrifice of Australians, is likely to have direct and indirect meaning for most Australians. It is a time that reminds us of how a nation viewed itself and what our nation wanted to be but it’s also a time for us to look at our past and try and understand its influence and context today.
Wednesday 6 February 2013 by Daniel Eisenberg. No comments.
To complement Remember Me: The lost diggers of Vignacourt and its unique images of Australians on the Western Front, the Australian War Memorial is showing five classic films that all present distinct visions of the First World War. This is a rare opportunity to see them on the ‘big’ screen.
The Australian War Memorial is looking for people who would like to train to become Voluntary Guides. Applications close soon.
If you enjoy working with the public, are confident about speaking in public and would like to contribute to an award-winning museum, why not apply!
‘It is unlikely that ‘Australia Day’ will ever be wholly forgotten by any who were privileged to take part in that magnificent outburst of giving. […] It seemed as if the whole community had abandoned itself to giving and spending all it had for the sake of the men on service.’
Official History of Australia in the War of 1914–1918, Volume XI: Australia during the War, pp. 729-730.