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. 'This is who I am'

    25 October 2018

    Ben Farinazzo is a tower of strength, but it’s his inner strength that shines through as he shares his own personal story in a bid to help others.

  2. 'Invictus saved my life'

    25 October 2018

    When Garry Robinson is competing, it’s the people who can’t be there who inspire him the most.

  3. 'It's been a privilege'

    19 October 2018

    When Debra Lewis was making poppies for the Memorial, she was thinking of her father and her grandfather.

  4. 'I've been very lucky'

    19 October 2018

    Just 30 minutes after losing both his legs in a horrific blast in Afghanistan, Curtis McGrath was lying on a stretcher joking to his mates that they would see him at the Paralympics one day.

  5. 'It was extraordinarily brave'

    19 October 2018

    Sarah Worley’s grandfather was severely wounded while serving with the Anzacs on Gallipoli and wore a brace for the rest of his life. But he never spoke about the First World War.

  6. After the war

    15 October 2018

    When veteran songwriter and producer Garth Porter was researching ideas for his latest album at the Australian War Memorial, he couldn’t help but be moved and inspired by the stories he found.

  7. In his own words

    15 October 2018

    Charles Bean would sit up late each night writing in his diaries, often by candlelight or moonlight and struggling to keep his eyes open. Now, a century after he wrote them, and 50 years after his death, extracts from his diaries have been printed together for the first time in The Western Front Diaries of Charles Bean.

  8. A family united by grief

    12 October 2018

    They trained together, served together and died together. But the story of Robert Moore and his best mate Edgar Granger is also a remarkable story of love and friendship that would unite two families during the First World War and help solve a mystery 100 years later.

  9. 'I just wanted to say thank you'

    10 October 2018

    When Nadine Greenaway began knitting poppies she was thinking of the soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War. For her, it was deeply personal.

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