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The Australian War Memorial is open to the public.

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DAILY AT 4:45PM AEST

Last Post Ceremony

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Our Continuing Story

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Research at the Memorial

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National Reconciliation Week

27 May - 3 June

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The Australian War Memorial is open to the public with a new temporary entrance.

Visitors will require timed tickets to enter the Memorial galleries, and also to attend the daily Last Post Ceremony at 4:45 pm in the Commemorative Area.

Ticket bookings open now.

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2022 Napier Waller Art Prize

This online exhibition presents finalists in the 2022 Napier Waller Art Prize and those entries awarded 'highly commended' by the judging panel.

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Australians at war

Learn about Australia's involvement in war, from the time of the first settlement at Sydney Cove in the 18th century to our peacekeeping roles under United Nations auspices.

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Indigenous service

Explore a selection of resources related to the wartime experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Please be advised that the following pages contain the names, images and objects of deceased people.

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3D Treasures

A CURATED SELECTION FROM OUR DIGITAL COLLECTION

3D Treasures features a selection of objects from our collection in 3D, giving you a closer view of these stories than ever before.

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Sufferings of War and Service

The Australian War Memorial has worked with veterans and their advocates to commission a work of art, by artist Alex Seton, to recognise and commemorate the suffering caused by war and military service.

 
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FEATURED ARTICLES
  1. During the Second World War, almost every able-bodied man in the Torres Straits signed up to defend their country against the threat of invasion. Among them was Private Peniatha Warria, a 23-year-old Kulkalgal man who volunteered to defend his island home.

  2. In the early morning of 1 July 1916, more than 100,000 British infantrymen were ordered from their trenches in the fields and woods north of the Somme River in France, to attack the opposing German line.

  3. Lyn Burke was researching First World War soldiers from Proserpine when she first came across the name, Private Alex Bidice.

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