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. A lifetime of service

    29 March 2019

    When George Paul enlisted in 1915, he claimed to be 48 years old; he was actually about 69, one of the oldest recruits to successfully enlist in the AIF during the First World War.

  2. For our Country

    27 March 2019

    Artist Daniel Boyd is passionate about his art and his culture.

  3. 'They were so brave'

    22 March 2019

    Val Lehman starred as “Queen” Bea Smith in the Australian television show Prisoner, but to the award-winning actress, her grandfather, James Holland, was a star. He fought on Gallipoli and the Western Front during the First World War and is one of the “Lost Diggers of Vignacourt”.

  4. Canberra’s first lady receives a makeover

    12 March 2019

    Sir Bertram Mackennal’s sculpture “War”, better known locally as “Bellona”, the Roman goddess of war, was gifted to the Australian Government in 1915 as a tribute to the Australians who fought at Gallipoli.

  5. 'The man who stopped the war'

    01 March 2019

    When Sergeant Edward McMahon played The Rosary on Gallipoli in August 1915, everyone stopped to listen.

  6. 'You really fly this ... and it's just a joy'

    28 February 2019

    From pursuing Russian submarines during the Cold War to the search for MH370, the Orion is one of the RAAF’s quiet achievers. But to Wing Commander Marija ‘Maz’ Jovanovich, it’s like a much-loved old friend.

  7. A lasting legacy

    20 February 2019

    Private George Giles had just fought in the battle of Morlancourt in July 1918 when a tall, thin man in glasses approached and asked if he could have his uniform and kit. The mud-encrusted uniform is now on display at the Memorial and features in a new highlights audio tour.

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