On this day

17 July 1918

A.C. Borella was awarded the Victoria Cross for action at Villers-Bretonneux.



What's New At the Memorial


  1. 'It’s probably the most challenging thing I’ve ever done'

    When Indigenous artist Megan Cope was asked to be an official war artist, she thought of her Uncle Dick, who was killed during the First World War.

  2. Memorial commissions first female Aboriginal official war artist

    The Australian War Memorial has commissioned a body of work by artist Megan Cope, making her the Memorial’s first female Aboriginal official war artist.

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Exhibitions & Events

  1. Family tours

    Free school holidays family event
    Meet at the entrance to the Second World War Galleries, 10:15am

  2. Hands-on History

    Free activity for kids
    Lower galleries, 11am

    Try on uniforms, handle real items, and hear incredible stories of Australians who have served.

  3. Women in war

    Free performance
    Anzac Hall - 11.40am, 12.40pm, and 1.40pm

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