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. 'He saved me'

    17 October 2019

    Theogene Ngamije was just a small boy when a simple act of kindness by an Australian peacekeeper changed his life.

  2. The ‘Why’ of it…

    15 October 2019

    Former Australian Special Forces Commando, Tim Thomas shares his thoughts on the Australian War Memorial,  the price of military service and the healing that comes with time and understanding. 

  3. What do you do with a broken biscuit?

    25 September 2019

    One treatment in particular, on a Second World War biscuit, demonstrates the problem solving and meticulous techniques used by the objects lab.

  4. 'She explodes with my frustration, and my pride, and my rage'

    20 September 2019

    Artist Natalie Duncan pours her heart and soul into her work.

  5. 75th anniversary of Operation Market Garden

    19 September 2019

    It was thought that Operation Market Garden would deal Germany a blow from which it could not recover, potentially ending the war by Christmas 1944. But it would be prove to be anything but a quick advance to victory.

  6. Australian War Memorial Digitisation project – Seeking further information

    17 September 2019

    If are you related to these people, or in contact with their descendants, the Memorial would love to talk to you.

  7. 'It was just so intense'

    17 September 2019

    Zoe George always knew that her family had a proud history of military service. What she didn’t know was that her great-grandfather John Leeson fought in the battle of Amiens.

  8. 'It’s pretty inspiring'

    16 September 2019

    Erin Vink’s great-uncle John Henry Sharpe enlisted for service during the Second World War at the age of 35, but he had a secret.

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