On this day

On this day 21 March 1942

#OnThisDay 1942: Air battle for Port Moresby begins.

What's New At the Memorial


  1. 'You just tried your best to keep yourself alive'

    He was cut off from his platoon for 14 days with only a couple of biscuits to eat, and was shot by the Japanese at Kokoda, but Cyril Allender still considers himself lucky.

  2. A sign of the times

    It appears on everything from to tea cups to tea towels, but the Keep Calm and Carry On poster was almost lost and forgotten.

  3. The healing power of art

    The inaugural Napier Waller Art Prize is the first national art prize offered exclusively to Defence personnel.

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Exhibitions & Events

  1. Story time

    Free activity for kids
    Lower Galleries, 10.30 am

  2. King Of The Battlefield: Artillery And The First World War

    Free public talk
    First World War Galleries, 11.30 am

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