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. Australian War Memorial AEC Submission on Bean electorate

    The Australian War Memorial has released its Australian Electoral Commission Submission into the decision to name a new electorate in the Australian Capital Territory after Charles Edwin Woodrow Be

  2. Lockheed Martin Australia announces new partnerships with the Australian War Memorial and the Invictus Games Sydney 2018

    Lockheed Martin Australia’s enduring support for organisations that both honour and assist members of Australia’s armed forces was reaffirmed today with the announcement of two new partnerships - o

  3. 'It was the hairiest thing in the world'

    Bruce Robertson was a wireless operator during the Second World War when he heard something through his headset that didn’t make sense.

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Exhibitions & Events

  1. Hamel: The Orchestrated Battle, 4 July 1918

    Free public talk
    BAE Systems Theatre, 12 pm

  2. Story time

    Free activity for kids
    Lower Galleries, 10.30 am

  3. Last Post Ceremony: 50th anniversary of the first attack on Fire Support Base Balmoral

    This Last Post Ceremony will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first attack on Fire Support Base Balmoral.

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