Tuesday 11 February 2014 by John Holloway. 1 comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

Thank you to everyone who had a go at last week's Collection Detection, and congratulations to those who guessed (or searched!) correctly:

Answer:

It is a ‘Garland’ improvised trench mortar, found in the Australian trenches at Lone Pine, Gallipoli.

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Friday 7 February 2014 by Kathleen Cusack. 2 comments.
Education at the Memorial, Memorial box banter, News

The Australian War Memorial is fortunate to have nearly eighty Memorial Boxes situated across Australia. Twenty are stored on-site here in Canberra whilst the remainder are administered by the State Library of Queensland, Social Education Victoria, City of Fremantle, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Darwin Military Museum, State Library of South Australia, Albury City Library Museum, Western-Australian Museum and Museum of Tropical Queensland throughout the year.

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Thursday 6 February 2014 by John Holloway. 1 comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

Here in the Education section we love to know what you're working on in the classroom, or how you might have used some of our resources. Send in your pictures, poems, photos, or anything else you'd like to share to education@awm.gov.au. We'll feature a selection on our website every month.

Look forward to hearing from you!

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Tuesday 4 February 2014 by John Holloway. 11 comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

"What is it?"

Calling all teachers, students, and history buffs: test your observation and deduction with number five in our Collection Detection series. Tell us what you think this object is in the comments section below, and next week we will post the answer along with some questions for classroom research and discussion.

Hint: This object was found at Lone Pine in January 1919 by Lieutenant William Hopkins James.

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Tuesday 28 January 2014 by John Holloway. No comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

Thanks to everyone who submitted answers to last week's Collection Detection challenge either here on the blog or on our Facebook page. Well done to those who knew the answer!

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Monday 20 January 2014 by John Holloway. 4 comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

What is it?

Think you know? Tell us in the comments below. You'll find the answer posted next week!

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Friday 13 December 2013 by Robyn Siers. 10 comments.
Education at the Memorial, First World War Centenary


"It is the hospital ship, with its Red Cross flag flying aloft, that stands as the one humane agency in the midst of the horrors of modern naval warfare."

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This sound reel features Australian soldiers from the First World War recalling memories of recruitment and enlistment.

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Thursday 21 November 2013 by Stuart Baines. 1 comments.
Education at the Memorial

At the Memorial we have many curatorial teams working tirelessly behind the scenes to bring the collection to you. One of those is our fantastic Film and Sound team. As the name suggests, their work centres around the film and sound collection. For educators, this collection can be a rich and important teaching tool. It allows us a direct window back into the past, to hear the words of those men and women who have served, who have experienced and lived through days of conflict.

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Monday 18 November 2013 by John Holloway. No comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

Thanks to everyone who submitted answers to last week's Collection Detection challenge either here on the blog or on our Facebook page. Well done to those who knew the answer!

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