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. 'We don’t leave anyone behind'

    18 April 2019

    Mark Donaldson doesn’t see himself as a hero. But on 2 September 2008, the then Trooper Mark Donaldson made a split-second decision that would change his life.

  2. 'It just seems to matter'

    18 April 2019

    Fred Smith will perform Sapper's Lullaby at the National Ceremony on Anzac Day.

  3. Australian War Memorial Digitisation project – Seeking further information

    16 April 2019

    The Memorial is digitising items from the National Collection and seeking contact with relatives of some people who feature in our collection items. Are you related?

  4. Caretaker arrangements

    16 April 2019

    In the period preceding an election, the Australian Government assumes a caretaker role.

  5. 'Hell would be a pleasure resort'

    16 April 2019

    Estelle Blackburn never got to meet her uncle, Lieutenant Harry Wraith Downes. He died before she was born, but his story as a prisoner of war on the infamous Burma–Thailand Railway has been a constant presence in her life.

  6. AWM78s: The voyage

    16 April 2019

    AWM78 series contains the Reports and Proceedings created by units of the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) between 1939 and 1993.

  7. Remembering Rwanda 25 years later

    08 April 2019

    “The world watched with horror as a tiny third world nation attempted to obliterate one race of its people.”

  8. A lifetime of service

    29 March 2019

    When George Paul enlisted in 1915, he claimed to be 48 years old; he was actually about 69, one of the oldest recruits to successfully enlist in the AIF during the First World War.

  9. For our Country

    27 March 2019

    Artist Daniel Boyd is passionate about his art and his culture.

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