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. The Apple Orchard

    21 October 2020

    On 22 October 1950, the men of the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR) fought their first battle in Korea in an apple orchard north of Pyongyang.

  2. Australians in Operation Iguana – Somalia

    18 October 2020

    On 20 October 1992 two Australian officers landed in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia and a city wracked by civil war.

  3. “… the direction is inevitable”

    07 October 2020

    Ethiopia is an often overlooked theatre of the Second World War. Fascist Italy invaded Ethiopia from Eritrea and Italian Somalia in October 1935. In May 1936, Italy proclaimed the annexation of Ethiopia and Victor Emmanuel III was proclaimed emperor.

  4. 'I look at my arm, and I miss the military every day'

    26 September 2020

    David Nicolson has an image of a Bushmaster tattooed on his arm, a permanent reminder of his experiences in Afghanistan.

  5. 'It’s such a big part of me now'

    25 September 2020

    When Christine Hall’s husband Stephen returned from Afghanistan in 2012, she felt compelled to capture the moment forever.

  6. 'Yarning is where we connect... to listen and understand.'

    25 September 2020

    Matt Jones never dreamt that he would one day win a national art prize for veterans, but that’s exactly what happened.

  7. A very rare stretcher

    23 September 2020

    Due to Covid-19 our Objects curators had the opportunity to spend more time at our storage facility. On a pallet at the Memorial’s Treloar Technology Centre is a very rare German First World War stretcher.

  8. No Kum Sok: Defector from the North

    21 September 2020

    On 21 September 1953, 21 year old pilot, Lieutenant No Kum Sok threw a photograph of North Korean leader Kim Il Sung to the ground and put his hands up. He is thought to be the first North Korean military defector after the end of the war.

  9. Ask A Curator Day

    16 September 2020

    Today - 16 September - is #AskACurator Day. We asked you to join in and ask us some questions. Today we have the answers.

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