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.

Latest Blogs

  1. Remembering John Cyril Barrett

    06 June 2018

    More than 40 years ago, Tony Schar made a promise to commemorate his great-uncle’s service during the First World War. On the 100th anniversary of his great-uncle’s death, he honoured that promise.

  2. How Mary's story of survival is reaching a new generation

    06 June 2018

    Mary Cubillo was just 10 years old when her family was evacuated from Darwin during the Second World War.

  3. 'You’d go a long way to find someone who was more courageous'

    04 June 2018

    Allan Russell was just 21 when he formed an extraordinary alliance with a local Dusun chief named Kulang during Z Special Unit’s Operation Agas 1.

  4. A sign of Remembrance

    30 May 2018

    The Director of the Australian War Memorial is urging people to buy a car poppy to help mark the centenary of the end of the First World War and raise funds for Legacy and the Memorial.

  5. 'We thought we were going to die'

    25 May 2018

    Fifty years ago, Brian Buzzard was fighting for his life when his mortar platoon was overrun during one of the longest and most vicious series of battles involving Australian troops in Vietnam.

  6. 'It was the hairiest thing in the world'

    18 May 2018

    Bruce Robertson was a wireless operator during the Second World War when he heard something through his headset that didn’t make sense.

  7. A lucky escape

    16 May 2018

    It was a moment that changed Eric Geldard’s life forever.  

  8. Vale Brigadier Jeffrey James “JJ” Shelton DSO MC

    14 May 2018

    Vale Brigadier Jeffrey James “JJ” Shelton DSO MC

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