On this day

24 July 1900

N.R. Howse becomes the first Australian to be awarded the Victoria Cross.

   

 

What's New At the Memorial

Featured

  1. The sinking of Bartolomeo Colleoni

    On 19 July 1940 HMAS Sydney II achieved victory over the Italian cruiser Bartolomeo Colleoni in the Mediterranean Sea during the battle of Cape Spada.

  2. The saddest selfie

    It’s a striking image of a fresh-faced young man taking a picture of himself in front of a dresser mirror in Europe 100 years ago.

  3. 'Everyone was touched by it'

    Eight-year-old Marianne Huebel pays tribute to those who served during the First World War.

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Exhibitions & Events

  1. Inked: tattoos in the military

    Free public talk
    BAE Systems Theatre, 12pm

  2. Story time

    Free activity for kids
    Lower galleries, 10.30 am

  3. Last Post Ceremony: 65th anniversary of the armistice which ended hostilities in the Korean War

    This ceremony begins at 4:55pm in the Memorial's Commemoration Area and will commemorate the 65th anniversary of the armistice which ended hostilities in the Korean War.

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