On this day

24 May 1969

Warrant Officer Class 2 K. Payne, Australian Army Training Team Vietnam, originally from Ingham, Queensland, performs the action for which he was awarded the Victoria Cross in fighting in Kontum Province.



What's New At the Memorial


  1. 'I knew in my heart that it had happened'

    Anne Coutts will always remember the last time she saw her father, Sergeant William McDougall, who was killed when the hospital ship Centaur was torpedoed and sunk by the Japanese.

  2. 'I've been very lucky'

    Just 30 minutes after losing both his legs in a horrific blast in Afghanistan, Curtis McGrath was lying on a stretcher joking to his mates that they would see him at the Paralympics one day.

  3. 'I couldn’t tell you how bad it was'

    For almost 75 years, 95-year-old Gordon Willoughby has carefully guarded a collection of images from the Second World War in an old pay envelope in the drawer of his late wife’s dressing table.

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Exhibitions & Events

  1. Story time

    Free activity for kids
    Lower galleries, 10:30am

  2. Epitaph

    Free performance
    Anzac Hall - 11:40am, 12:40pm

  3. Epitaph

    Free performance
    Anzac Hall - 11:40am, 12:40pm and 1:40pm

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