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. 'There are many, many, stories like mine'

    25 June 2020

    For artist Lee Grant, the Korean War is anything but forgotten.

  2. Remembering Sikhs in the first AIF

    24 June 2020

    103 years ago, in June 1917, Private Nain Singh Sailani and Private Sarn Singh were killed in action on the Western Front.

  3. New uniform from the Sudan

    23 June 2020

    The Memorial has recently received the uniform worn by Private Arthur Connor Barrett of C Company of the New South Wales Contingent to the Sudan. 

  4. Australian War Memorial Digitisation project – Seeking copyright holders

    22 June 2020

    The Australian War Memorial is currently undertaking a four-year digitisation project, running from 2018 to 2022. The project aims to digitise collection items at risk of deterioration, including paper records, film, audio, and images in many media.

  5. “An expensive and vain attempt to take a prisoner”

    22 June 2020

    It was an icy winter’s eve in Korea on 24 January 1953 when 31 men from the 3rd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR) gathered on Hill 355 for a snatch patrol.

  6. The “Reactionaries”: Buck, Hollis, Madden, Parker and Gwyther

    18 June 2020

    On 9 August 1953, Tom Hollis and Keith Gwyther shared a drink at Britannia Camp near Seoul in South Korea. The men had been released, as part of Operation Big Switch, after more than two years of captivity.

  7. “The grey-headed old bastard”

    17 June 2020

    While many Australians today would not have heard the name Aubrey Coad, Australian veterans of the Korean War will certainly recall the man they nicknamed “the grey-headed old bastard”.

  8. A Look Back at Victorian Age Medicine

    16 June 2020

    While documenting the hazards on display in the South Africa Galleries, the National Collection Hazard Management Project team found a Personal First Aid Kit, which was carried by Daily Telegraph correspondent Frank Wilkinson during his time reporting on the Boer War.

  9. For Our Country awarded highest accolade in 2020 ACT Architecture Awards

    15 June 2020

    For Our Country takes out the highest accolade - the Canberra Medallion - at the 2020 Australian Institute of Architecture ACT Chapter Awards.

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