Monday 23 April 2012 by Stephanie Boyle. 1 comments.
News, Personal Stories, Collection Highlights First World War, Western Front, ANZAC, Film, oral history

This presentation of WW1 film, together with voices of WW1 veterans, was produced by the Australian War Memorial's film and sound curators. The footage and original oral history recordings are part of the rich film and sound collections of the Australian War Memorial.

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Monday 16 April 2012 by Dennis Stockman. 2 comments.
First World War Centenary, Exhibitions, News First World War

Prime Minister Gillard announces funding support for the First World War Galleries

The Australian War Memorial will mark the Centenary of the First World War through a vibrant four year cultural program including changing our First World War galleries. 

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Wednesday 28 March 2012 by Lauren Hewitt. 18 comments.
Collection Highlights First World War, Western Front, Photographs, Lost Diggers

Update 9 August 2012:

On 9 August Mr Kerry Stokes AC presented a collection of fragile First World War photographic glass plates to the Australian War Memorial.

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Tuesday 6 December 2011 by Dianne Rutherford. 3 comments.
Collection First World War, Heraldry, Western Front, Battles

My name is Romy Turner. I am a work experience student from Canberra Girls Grammar School at the Memorial for this week. As part of my work experience I had to research an item, a trench sign, from the Memorial's collection.

RELAWM06263 Trench sign to Stinking Farm

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Friday 2 December 2011 by Dianne Rutherford. 2 comments.
Collection First World War, Heraldry, Gallipoli, Gallipoli Mission, hospital

My name's Sean Limn, and I've been doing work experience at the War Memorial for the past week. One of my tasks whilst at the Memorial was to research a collection item, a piece of an old tent found at Gallipoli in 1919. The tent piece was found at Rest Gully, and is from a hospital tent left during the evacuation in December 1915. The tent was left behind as part of the ruse  to prevent the Turks from realising that an evacuation was taking place.

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Friday 15 July 2011 by Dianne Rutherford. No comments.
First World War, Mesopotamia, Antiquities, Souvenirs

Souvenir purchased in Baghdad, believed at the time to be a Babylonian tablet (RELAWM09688)

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Wednesday 23 March 2011 by Ally Roche. 3 comments.
News, Collection First World War, Western Front, Technology, Frontline troops

The bicycle is a machine that we can all relate to, it’s a common denominator.  Be that early childhood memories of the first ride down that steep hill, the freedom to go distances that would be problematic on foot or that flat tyre at the most inconvenient time.

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Friday 4 March 2011 by Dianne Rutherford. 1 comments.
Collection First World War, Heraldry, Textile, Handicrafts, Home Front

Filet crochet was a popular craft before and during the First World War. Women would make decorative or functional items for the home such as tray cloths, milk jug covers, tea cosies, tablecloths and cushion covers. They also made decorative items for clothing, such as crochet lace collars or cuffs. During the First World War patriotic military themes were popular. Images such as ships, flags, soldiers and medals, along with slogans such as: ‘Success to the Allies’, ‘God bless our brave boys’, 'God bless our khaki boys' and ‘Our hero we're proud of him’ were available.

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Tuesday 4 January 2011 by Dianne Rutherford. No comments.
Collection First World War, Heraldry, Western Front, Battles

 

RELAWM15049.004 : Shoulder straps for 233rd Field Artillery Regiment, 37, 24 and 151 Fussartillerie (Foot Artillery) Battalions and 69th Field Artillery Regiment

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