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. Identifying the Lost Diggers

    23 November 2018

    The Thuillier collection is considered one of the most precious visual records of Australian soldiers in the First World War, but the work to identify the men continues.

  2. 'It’s important to tell these stories'

    23 November 2018

    Epitaph captures the emotional struggle faced by families trying to write epitaphs for their lost loved ones after the First World War.

  3. 'It's very, very special to me: it just gives that sense of peace and calm'

    14 November 2018

    Lady Hicks was just 12 years old when she attended the opening of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on Remembrance Day 1941.

  4. 'I've been blessed'

    09 November 2018

    As the world pauses to commemorate the centenary of the armistice that ended the First World War, Victoria Margaret Watt will celebrate her 100th birthday. Born on 11 November 1918, she was named Victoria in honour of the allied victory.

  5. Remembering Harry Willis

    31 October 2018

    Harry Willis was a fresh-faced teenager from country Victoria who went off to fight during the First World War.

  6. The Japanese midget submarine’s 4,000km journey to Canberra

    31 October 2018

    From Sydney Harbour to Mount Ainslie, the wreck of a Japanese Submarine took the long way around.

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