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. Exhibition Film - Preview

    06 August 2007

    The exhibition will feature a 15 minute film, based on the photographic and film work of Captain Frank Hurley, Official War Photographer during the Ypres-Passchendaele Offensive.

  2. The Drivers

    03 August 2007

    The following extract is from C. E. W. Bean’s Official History, Volume IV, pp 729-730.  It highlights an often overlooked branch of the AIF during their most gruelling trial at Ypres during 1917.

  3. Relief maps of the Western Front

    13 July 2007

    Read more about the three-dimensional relief maps made in 1919 by the Australian War Records Section

  4. Victoria Crosses of 1917

    12 July 2007

    The Victoria Cross is the highest British and Commonwealth award for acts of bravery in wartime. In the First World War 64 Australians were awarded this medal. During the battles of 1917 on the Western Front eighteen Australians won the Victoria Cross.

  5. Study for Dead Trooper

    02 July 2007

    Read about the conservation and preservation work needed before Study for dead trooper and detail of Turkish trench, Gallipoli, could be placed on display

  6. A Brief Military History of Flanders

    27 June 2007

    For much of its history Flanders has been a strategically important area during the centuries of conflict in Europe.  Ypres, as a major town of the region and a wealthy economic centre, has often been a focal point of the fighting there. 

  7. Ottoman prisoner of war beadwork

    25 June 2007

    Ottoman prisoners made many items whilst in captivity. It kept them occupied and was an avenue for them to earn money to supplement their rations and purchase items they required. Some prisoners even sent them home as gifts for family members or used them to barter with other prisoners.

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