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. '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.

  2. '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.


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

    23 April 2019

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

  4. '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.

  5. '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.

  6. 'It just seems to matter'

    18 April 2019

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

  7. Caretaker arrangements

    16 April 2019

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

  8. '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.

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