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 was just thrilled'

    28 February 2020

    Artist Steven Holland is a quietly spoken man, but you can hear the passion in his voice when he speaks about his work in the Australian War Memorial’s sculpture garden.

  2. 'He's pretty special'

    28 February 2020

    Sergeant Stuart Conlin and his Border Collie Trip are the best of friends.

  3. Henryka's dress

    25 February 2020

    Henryka's dress

    In preparation for changes to the Australian War Memorial’s Holocaust exhibition, our textile conservation laboratory has been carefully preparing a very important dress.

  4. Love letters from Bomber Command

    24 February 2020

    “I received the two most wonderful letters. I wonder whether the post office people ever realise what precious documents they handle."

  5. 'He's a hard man not to admire'

    13 February 2020

    In the new Australian War Memorial podcast Trapped, journalist Tom Trumble shares his grandfather's remarkable story of survival during the Second World War.

  6. 'The fact Ted hung on and was able to survive is just amazing'

    03 February 2020

    Ted Buerckner spent three days in the middle of the ocean, clinging to a makeshift raft as the men around him died one by one and vanished beneath the waves.

  7. 'I didn't think it would be like this'

    29 January 2020

    James Cronk can tell you the exact moment he landed on Tarakan during the Second World War.

  8. 'It’s always been something that absolutely mystified me - how in the hell we escaped that'

    20 January 2020

    Dr Robert Milford remembers the sound of 88mm shells cracking in the night sky around him as German anti-aircraft fire sought to bring down his Wellington bomber during the Second World War.

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