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. Hospitality partner Trippas White Group wins ACT award

    27 September 2019

    The Australian War Memorial’s hospitality partner Trippas White Group is in the running for a national award for excellence after taking out the top prize for venue caterer at the 2019 ACT Savour Restaurant and Catering Awards for Excellence.

  2. 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.

  3. '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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. '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.

  7. '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.

  8. 'He never got over the loss'

    11 September 2019

    George Bingley was one of three brothers who enlisted during the First World War. They would all serve on the Western Front, but George was the only one who came home.

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