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. War comes to Canberra

    16 February 2018

    From 1942, the threat of Japanese invasion seemed very real for Australia. As the nation’s capital, Canberra was considered as being in as much danger as any industrial or military centre.

  2. 'It was a flurry of red flashes'

    16 February 2018

    Searching tunnel systems in Afghanistan as part of the Incident Response Regiment, Corporal Javier Studenko had no idea that he would end up having to explain to his mother what happened.

  3. 'We had the rest of our lives to spend together'

    13 February 2018

    Dennis Davis survived the siege of Tobruk and the fighting at El Alamein, but was left devastated when he received a ‘Dear John' letter from his fiancée.

  4. HMAS Patricia Cam and the search for Percy Cameron

    07 February 2018

    Seventy-six-year old Janice Braund has spent a lifetime searching for her father. He died just three weeks before her second birthday after the auxiliary transport ship HMAS Patricia Cam was bombed by the Japanese off the coast of northern Australia 75 years ago. Although officially listed as lost at sea, a chance encounter presented a different story, leading Braund on a quest to find out what really happened to her father.

  5. 'It was him or me'

    06 February 2018

    George Palmer’s face is forever linked with Kokoda. Here he shares his story.

  6. Return to no man's land

    31 January 2018

    It’s a place singer-songwriter Eric Bogle has returned to time and time again, but he will never forget the first time he visited the Western Front battlefields that inspired his anti-war classic more than 40 years ago.

  7. On the offensive

    31 January 2018

    The 30 January 2018 marked the 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive. Claire Hunter spoke to senior historian, Ashley Ekins, about the significance of the offensive.

  8. How Dr Seuss and the Squander Bug went to war

    17 January 2018

    Long before becoming famous as the author of The Cat in the Hat and The Lorax, Dr Seuss used his talents to produce political cartoons and propaganda during the Second World War.

  9. Vapour trails high in the sky

    16 January 2018

    The visual content of prisoner of war Gilbert Docking’s wartime diary foreshadows an extraordinary post-war contribution to the arts.

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