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. 'I've been very lucky'

    21 May 2019

    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.

  2. 'I couldn’t tell you how bad it was'

    17 May 2019

    For almost 75 years, 95-year-old Gordon Willoughby has carefully guarded a collection of images from the Second World War in an old pay envelope in the drawer of his late wife’s dressing table.

  3. 'My nerves conjured up soldiers everywhere'

    14 May 2019

    When John Mott was captured at Bullecourt in April 1917, he was determined to escape.

  4. 'I’ve had a pretty good life'

    07 May 2019

    Leonard Timbrell was just a teenager when he joined the Navy and went away to war.

  5. 'It’s quite horrific what they went through'

    07 May 2019

    Clarence Harre's great-great-grandfather was accidently buried three times by shell-fire during the First World War.

  6. 'It's just something I feel I have to do'

    07 May 2019

    As entries open for the 2019 Napier Waller Art Prize, last year’s winner Rob Douma reflects on the power of art and what the prize has meant to him.


  7. 'It changed our lives, it really did'

    23 April 2019

    For 96-year-old Gordon Richardson, Anzac Day means everything.

  8. 'We did it for each other'

    18 April 2019

    Corporal Mark Donaldson VC will deliver the Commemorative Address at the 2019 Anzac Day Dawn Service.

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