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. Digitisation project – Seeking further information

    11 June 2019

    The Memorial is digitising items from the National Collection and seeking contact with relatives of some people who feature in our collection items. Are you related?

  2. 'It had been a ferocious fight'

    06 June 2019

    The battle of Binh Ba was one of the more significant actions fought by Australian soldiers during the Vietnam War.

  3. 'We sail for the greatest event in the history of the world'

    06 June 2019

    On 5 June 1944, Sub-Lieutenant Richard Pirrie sat down to write a letter to his family.

  4. Forged in steel

    04 June 2019

    When Nicholas Dawson is working at his forge, nothing else matters.

  5. Battle of Binh Ba - 50th Anniversary

    04 June 2019

    June 6 marks the 50th anniversary of the battle of Binh Ba, one of Australia’s most significant engagements in the Vietnam War.

  6. 'I feel like this makes my voice matter'

    04 June 2019

    When Natalie Duncan was serving in Afghanistan, she was moved by the rugs women created in response to the conflict.

  7. 'It just means the world to me'

    03 June 2019

    When James Farquharson was a child growing up in Canberra, he would spend hours admiring Will Longstaff’s painting, Menin Gate at midnight, at the Australian War Memorial.

  8. A returned soldier's protest

    31 May 2019

    James Bennett was angry: he had fought alongside Aboriginal men on Gallipoli and the Western Front and was horrified at their treatment back home after the war.

  9. The Great Escape of 1918

    31 May 2019

    Decades before Allied prisoners dreamed up plans to escape the Nazis at Stalag Luft III, 29 officers tunnelled their way out of a German prisoner of war camp during the First World War.

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