On this day

25 March 1945

Lieutenant A. Chowne is posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross at Dagua, New Guinea.



What's New At the Memorial


  1. 'They were so brave'

    Val Lehman starred as “Queen” Bea Smith in the Australian television show Prisoner, but to the award-winning actress, her grandfather, James Holland, was a star.

  2. Volume IV of the peacekeeping official history series launched

    The fourth volume in the Official History of Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post–Cold War Operations, The limits of peacekeeping, was officially launched today at the Australian War Memori

  3. Napier Waller Art Prize for veteran artists opens from 29 April 2019

    The Australian War Memorial, the University of Canberra, The Road Home, Thales Australia and the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, the Hon.

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Exhibitions & Events

  1. For our Country sculpture dedication

    Sculpture dedication
    Sculpture Garden, 9am

  2. Our Mob Served book launch

    Book launch
    BAE Systems Theatre, 11am

  3. For our Country: In Conversation

    Artist and architect talk
    Sculpture Garden, 12:00pm

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