Current Events

  1. Napier Waller Art Prize curator-led tour

    12 November 2019

    Free public talk
    Mezzanine, Anzac Hall, 11:30am

    Join art curators for a tour of the Napier Waller Art Prize exhibition, including the winning entry and those highly commended.

  2. Laughing in the face of adversity

    20 November 2019

    Free public talk
    Research Centre Reading Room, 12.30 pm

    From the First World War to Afghanistan, Australian entertainers have always been quick to commit their time and energy to our troops. Join curators from the Research Centre to hear stories from the collection related to humour, war, and performance.

  3. History of the Roll of Honour

    28 November 2019

    Free public talk
    Meet at the Pool of Reflection, Commemorative Area, 12.30pm

    Join a curator in the Commemorative Area to hear about the history of the Memorial’s Roll of Honour.

  4. Surviving the Great War: Australian prisoners of war on the Western Front 1916-18

    05 December 2019

    12.30 pm, BAE Systems theatre

    Join senior historian Dr Aaron Pegram as he discusses aspects of time spent in German captivity, and how many regarded survival a personal triumph.

  5. Story time

    06 December 2019

    10.30 am, Lower galleries

    Hear stories of brave animals, extraordinary people, and faraway places brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys.

  6. The Courage for Peace curator-led tour

    10 December 2019

    12.30 pm, Special Exhibition Gallery
    Join a curator-led tour of the Memorial’s new exhibition, The courage for peace, exploring its themes and personal stories.

  7. Author talk: the lost boys

    11 December 2019

    Join the author as he discusses his new book and his personal journey in creating this powerful homage to youthful bravery.

  8. Laughter: A powerful ally

    12 December 2019

    12.30 pm, Research Centre Reading Room

    Join exhibition curators in the Research Centre to hear stories about humour, war, Christmas, and comedy performance.

  9. Pressed between the pages: Floral souvenirs from the war

    19 December 2019

    12.30 pm, Research Centre Reading Room
    Pressed flowers can be found among the records of generals and soldiers, nurses and gunners. Join a staff member to view some of these fragile mementoes, hidden away in the Research Centre archives.