On this day

11 December 1952

Operation Fauna, Korea. Its objective was to capture prisoners and destroy enemy defences.



What's New At the Memorial


  1. Seeking the “Black Rats of Tobruk”

    Maxwell James Trengove was born on 9 December 1911 at Kadina, South Australia, to parents William Nathaniel Trengove and Matilda Alice Trengove (née Axford).

  2. Australia and its screw

    In the grounds of the Memorial, between the main building and Anzac Hall, visitors can find one of the propellers of the first HMAS Australia. It’s an interesting artefact at first glance,

  3. 'It's a labour of love'

    Steve Hooke was just 19 years old when he was sent to Vietnam – more than 40 years later, he is a voluntary guide at the Memorial and will be speaking at an information day about volunteering.

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Exhibitions & Events

  1. After the war curator-led tour

    Free curator-led tour
    Special Exhibition Gallery, 12.30 pm

  2. Highlights of the sheet music collection

    Research Centre Reading Room, 12.30pm

  3. Story time

    Free activity for kids
    Lower galleries, 10:30am

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