On this day

19 December 1951

HMAS Sydney completes a tour of operations off Korea's west coast.



What's New At the Memorial


  1. 'It was pretty full on'

    Don Barnby celebrated his 21st birthday while on patrol in Vietnam.

  2. Finding Teddy Smith

    While Melissa Smith knew her great-grandfather was considered one of the finest shearers of the 20th century, little was known about his brother who served during the First World War.

  3. A nation of memorials

    They’ve been described as some of Australia’s most ‘sacred places’ and can be found in cities and towns around the country.

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Exhibitions & Events

  1. Laughter on the front line: humour and soldiers

    Free public talk
    BAE Systems Theatre, 12.30 pm

  2. Story time

    Free activity for kids
    Lower galleries, 10:30am

  3. “Roses are red …”: hidden messages embroidered on silk postcards

    Free public talk
    Research Centre Reading Room, 12.30 pm

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