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 long journey home for the Unknown Australian Soldier

    06 November 2020

    Remembrance Day at the Australian War Memorial in 1993 was a particularly significant occasion; that year an unknown Australian soldier was entombed in the Memorial grounds.

  2. Fighting for Country

    05 November 2020

    It was a day that would change Clarence Atkinson’s life forever – the 27th of June 1941.

  3. The First World War 1914–1918: - Our Island Heroes

    05 November 2020

    In 2019, The Australian War Memorial commissioned Tasmanian Aboriginal photographer Ricky Maynard to create a series of photographs on the Furneaux Islands in the Bass Strait.

  4. “We left him in no man’s land”

    04 November 2020

    The fighting which took place around the French village of Pozieres in 1916 was among the most devastating action seen by Australian troops during the First World War. It was here over 104 years ago that 23-year-old Private John ‘Jack’ Adams was killed in action on the 25th of July 1916.

  5. 'I thought, I'm gone this time'

    03 November 2020

    One minute Leo Inglis was keeping an eye on Japanese planes flying overhead, the next he was buried alive, fighting for his life.

  6. 'It's more than just a name'

    30 October 2020

    If there’s a war memorial near you, then Henry Moulds wants to know about it.

  7. 'It just shows you my luck, or whatever you like to call it.'

    29 October 2020

    When Barney Cain heard Japanese bombers flying over Rabaul, he thought he was going to die. He spent the next three and a half months evading the Japanese in the jungles and mountains of New Britain.

  8. A Revised History of the Menin Gate Lions

    28 October 2020

    This article highlights new information that has come to light about the Menin Gate Lions.

  9. “Your first ship is like your first love, you never forget it.”

    23 October 2020

    The Memorial’s visitor services manager and retired Leading Seaman, Gerard Pratt, served on-board HMAS Brisbane (II) as a radio operator, joining the crew after its return from the First Gulf War.

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