Monday 8 April 2013 by Ashleigh Wadman. 4 comments.
First World War Centenary, ANZAC Connections

The Australian War Memorial is currently undertaking a project to create a comprehensive digital archive of the ANZACs and their deeds, and of the wider Australian experience of war. The collections selected for this project will reflect the experiences of Australian servicemen, nurses and civilians during the First World War, not just well-known personalities. This project will digitally preserve the Memorial’s collections as well as make them more available for research on the Memorial’s website. As part of this project the Memorial is seeking contact with relatives of the people listed below. If you have any information about these people, or their descendants, the Memorial would love to talk to you. Please contact Ashleigh via PubandDig[@]awm.gov.au

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Thursday 14 March 2013 by Brendan Nelson. No comments.
News, Opinion, views and commentary

This is the opinion piece I wrote for the Canberra Times; it appears in the 14 March 2013 edition of the paper.

Success in life requires three things - show humanity toward others, nurture the inner integrity of your intellect and keep an open mind – open to new ideas and people.

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Wednesday 13 February 2013 by Daniel Eisenberg. 1 comments.
News, Personal Stories, Collection Second World War, Film, Sound, war brides

 

This footage is an edited down version of a recent donation to the Australian War Memorial - F11790 -

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Wednesday 6 February 2013 by Daniel Eisenberg. No comments.
News

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.

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Wednesday 30 January 2013 by Rebecca Stevens. 2 comments.
News

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!

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Tuesday 22 January 2013 by Kerry Neale. 7 comments.
News, Collection

‘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.

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Wednesday 16 January 2013 by Liz Holcombe. 2 comments.
News, Collection

January 16, 2013 marks the 5th anniversary of the Commons on Flickr. The pool of images has grown to more than 250,000 from 56 different libraries, archives, and museums around the world.

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Monday 14 January 2013 by Dianne Rutherford. 4 comments.
News

My name is Thomas Mittwollen. I’m 16 years old and I am in year 10 at Bulli High School on the South Coast. I am currently doing work experience at the Australian War Memorial. In December I was put in Military Heraldry and Technology for one day and was asked to write a biography for Carl Renner.

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Friday 21 December 2012 by Lauren Beckman. No comments.
News

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