Memorial Articles

The Memorial boasts a staff of subject specialists in all aspects of military history and museum practice.

Our Blogs, Articles and our Encyclopedia allow our historians, curators, librarians and exhibition team to share their knowledge and information on Australian military history, the Memorial's vast collection, recent acquisitions, exhibitions and events. The Journal of the Australian War Memorial - published between 1982 and 2007. Publication of the Journal of the Australian War Memorial has been suspended until further notice. Issues 1-27 were published in hardcopy (you can use Trove Australia on the National Library of Australia site to find if a library in your area holds copies). Issues 28-40 are available online.

We invite you to stay and explore.

Latest Blogs

  1. Cure for pain

    16 June 2017

    Part 1: Helmets & Masks

    Measuring just over four metres long, eX de Medici’s painting Cure for pain appears as a garden composed of military helmets and masks, with poppies, roses, and other flowers.

  2. Brothers in Arms and Aboriginal ANZAC Families

    01 June 2017

    As the body of research about Aboriginal and Torres Strait servicemen in the First World War grows, new stories are emerging. 

  3. Chris Latham: Australian War Memorial’s first musical artist in residence

    28 May 2017

    As the first musician to be appointed to such a role, I have been tasked with reconciling two opposites: music and war.

  4. Exploring the Archives: “The Heyes Papers” Copies of British War Diaries and Other Records

    23 May 2017

    Tasman Heyes served as an agent of the Australian War Records Section (AWRS) abroad.

  5. The Centenary of the Australian War Records Section

    11 May 2017

    One hundred years ago, in May 1917, the Australian War Records Section (AWRS) was formed in London. It is from this date that we trace the formal origins of the Australian War Memorial. 

  6. Aboriginal presence on Gallipoli grows

    25 April 2017

    The Memorial has identified some 20 additional Aboriginal soldiers.

  7. Nolan Donation Reveals a Deeper Connection to Gallipoli

    20 April 2017

    The story behind the recent donation of a Sidney Nolan painting, depicting Simpson and his donkey.

  8. September 11, World Trade Center photographs purchased by Australian War Memorial

    04 April 2017

    The images by photographer Richard Drew that the Australian War Memorial decided to buy are extremely emotional.

  9. The story of William Charles Westbury Aboriginal Soldier, The Boer War and First World War

    30 March 2017

    He enlisted in the AIF on 25th August 1914 and after his initial training, he was posted to the 10th Infantry Battalion, A Company.