Current Events

  1. Through his lens: Damien Parer

    17 September 2019

    Free public talk
    BAE Systems Theatre, 12.30pm

    Damien Parer is one of Australia’s most well-known and respected war cameramen. His film Kokoda front line! won Australia its first Academy Award. To mark the 75th anniversary of Parer’s untimely death, come and join Memorial curators as they share photographs, film excerpts, and objects from his life’s work.

  2. East Timor Peacekeeping Mission

    18 September 2019

    Free public talk
    Research Centre Reading Room, 12.30 pm

    Marking the 20th anniversary of Australia’s peacekeeping mission in East Timor (Timor-Leste) in 1999, join Head of the Memorial’s Research Centre Robyn van Dyk for a behind-the-scenes tour of the archives. 

    Bookings essential

  3. Sculpture Garden tour

    19 September 2019

    Free guided tour
    Meet at the Memorial building's front steps, 12.30pm

    Join a guided walk to learn the stories behind some of the sculptures in the Memorial grounds.

    Bookings essential

  4. Napier Waller Art Prize curator-led tour

    24 September 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.

  5. Gary Ramage, combat photographer: capturing the Australian soldier in conflict

    26 September 2019

    Free public talk
    BAE Systems Theatre, 12.30pm

    The  work of combat photographers raises many questions about the visual culture of war. Join a curator to discuss the iconic images taken by Gary Ramage held in the Memorial’s Collection.

  6. Outdoor artillery tour

    27 September 2019

    Free guided tour
    Meet at the Memorial building's front steps, 11.30am
    Weather permitting

    No weapons had greater impact on the lives and landscape of the First World War than artillery. Join a curator for an introduction to a few of the Memorial’s heavy artillery pieces from the First World War.

  7. Women in war

    28 September 2019

    Free performance
    Anzac Hall - 11.40am, 12.40pm, and 1.40pm

    See actor Leith Arundel in two moving performances about the experiences of women in wartime, Last letters and Radio silence.

  8. Women in war

    29 September 2019

    Free performance
    Anzac Hall - 11.40am, 12.40pm, and 1.40pm

    See actor Leith Arundel in two moving performances about the experiences of women in wartime, Last letters and Radio silence.

  9. Family tours

    30 September 2019

    Free family activity
    Meet at the entrance to the Second World War Galleries, 10:15am

    Discover some of the captivating stories behind the objects on display in this 30-minute tour designed for children and their families.