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. Have your say

    29 November 2019

    The Australian War Memorial is hosting a series of community consultations in cities and towns around the country.

  2. Aage Bergdahl MV Scotia, Second World War

    21 November 2019

    During the Second World War the Allied war effort relied heavily on the Merchant Navy transporting essential cargo to and from Australia. Norwegian merchant seaman Aage Berdahl served on ships operating between the United Kingdom and Australia. In early 1943 he signed onto the Norwegian tanker MV Scotia.

  3. Remembering Cecil Healy

    11 November 2019

    “Cecil Healy had no love of the military, no desire to fight, but he recognised that his values and his freedom were threatened.”

  4. Winged warriors

    06 November 2019

    In the peace and quiet of the Hall of Memory, a pigeon has been busy preparing for new life in a place that commemorates death, sacrifice and renewal.

  5. '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.

  6. 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. 

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