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Hands on History

11:00am and 2:00pm

What do servicemen and women wear? What do they eat? What jobs do they do? Our exciting Hands-On-History programs answer these and many more questions. You can try on uniforms, handle real items and hear incredible stories of Australians in wartime.

 

Special exhibition tour of Remember Me

11:30am, Special Exhibition Gallery

Take a guided tour through our special photographic exhibition, Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt.

 

Film Screening: Memorial's film collection

2:30pm, BAE Systems Theatre

Join our assistant curator of film, Daniel Eisenberg, as he shares some highlights, new acquisitions and oddities from the Memorial's film collection. Highlights include animated propaganda, original footage of the bombing of Darwin, films by iconic war cameramen such as Damien Parer and Neil Davis and the work of our official cinematographer in Afghanistan, John Martinkus

This is a free event and bookings are not required.

141248 Official photographer Damien Parer putting a new film into his Speed Graphic camera. 141248

Last Post Ceremony

4:45pm, Commemorative Area

Hear the personal story of Corporal Ernie Bailey - who served in the Australian War Records in the First World War and was working on relics destined to form the collection of what was to become the Australian War Memorial.