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. 1918 and the war that changed us

    17 September 2018

    Australian War Memorial Director Dr Brendan Nelson presented an historic National Press Club address from Anzac Hall on Wednesday, 19 September 2018.

  2. Beam of light to mark 100 years since the Armistice

    10 September 2018

    A beam of light will be projected from the parapet of the Australian War Memorial to Parliament House on the evening of 10 November, the eve of the centenary of the Armistice.

  3. A lasting Legacy

    07 September 2018

    Caring for the families left behind.

  4. Undeliverable: Return to Sender

    06 September 2018

    David Gerald Evans and Francis ‘Ken’ Evans sent and received hundreds of letters during their overseas service in the First World War. A collection of over 150 of these letters and other documents has recently been donated to the Memorial by the Evans family, shedding light on their war time experiences.

    by Assistant Curator of Private Records Mikhala Harkins

  5. 'A wonderful example to all'

    27 August 2018

    He was known for his “magnificent fighting spirit and great skill”, but to his family, Squadron Leader Peter Turnbull was the much loved son and brother who gave his all for his country.

  6. Remembering Frank Ryan

    23 August 2018

    Frank Ryan survived the German Spring Offensive of 1918 and the battle of Amiens, only to be killed a few weeks later during the last 100 days of the First World War.

  7. 'We were told ... that it could be risky business'

    17 August 2018

    Barney Schinckel was just a young man when he volunteered for 'special training' and joined the secretive Z Special Unit as a radio operator working behind enemy lines.

  8. The stories behind the Last Post

    15 August 2018

    A new book looks at the stories behind the Last Post, the much-loved ceremony of love, loss and remembrance at the Memorial.

  9. 'Nothing could prepare you for it'

    15 August 2018

    As the Memorial prepares for the unveiling of the permanent display of the Long Tan Cross in the Vietnam Gallery, Dave Sabben remembers the battle of Long Tan.

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