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

    23 August 2017

  2. Helping out in their time of need

    09 August 2017

    When Steven Bullard was working on Australia's official history of peacekeeping he made a surprising discovery.

  3. A rare First World War gun, a secret compartment, and a remarkable story of survival

    27 July 2017

    The Bayard 1908 pistol, which lay hidden for almost 100 years and was found by accident during a move, was handed in to Nowra police and has since been donated to the Australian War Memorial.

  4. The story of Hugh Barr - 90th anniversary of the Menin Gate Memorial

    24 July 2017

    A story behind one of the more than 54,000 men whose names are inscribed on the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing in Belgium.

  5. Menin Gate at midnight

    24 July 2017

    Captain Will Longstaff ​​​​​​ and his inspiration for the painting Menin Gate at midnight.