Short chapters covering Australia's involvement in war, from the time of the first settlement at Sydney Cove in the 18th century to our peacekeeping roles under United Nations auspices and the First and Second Gulf Wars.
The Australian War Memorial's National Collection holds printed and written records, photographs, film and sound recordings and military heraldry and technology related to Australia's Prime Ministers.
An introduction to the organisation and structure of Australia's military forces.
Like all human activity, Australian military history features many notable personalities – courageous, talented, compassionate, insightful, and even notorious! Here, you will find the stories of some of these remarkable people.
A research tool containing terms that have been encountered in the Memorial’s collection of primary records as well as in secondary sources. Users should note, therefore, that some of the terms may not reflect accepted usage; some may even appear to be incorrect.
This blog features diary entries of two men who were there: Chaplain Owen Thomas Cosgriff and Warrant Officer Class II Arthur Francis Bryant, as well as extracts from the letters of Captain Edmund Crawford Lecky MBE. Each day, we upload diary entries and extracts from letters, all written on that day's date 70 years ago, in 1941.
This is the story of Herbert Vincent Reynolds No. 622 First Field Ambulance, First AIF.
Over the next few months diary entries written by Herbert upon his arrival in Alexandria 1915 will be posted. They will cover Herbert’s experience in the lead up and duration of the Gallipoli campaign.
A useful website with publications to download, and information in regard to commemoration and competitions.