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. Remembering Harry Willis

    31 October 2018

    Harry Willis was a fresh-faced teenager from country Victoria who went off to fight during the First World War.

  2. The Japanese midget submarine’s 4,000km journey to Canberra

    31 October 2018

    From Sydney Harbour to Mount Ainslie, the wreck of a Japanese Submarine took the long way around.

  3. 'He never forgot he was a Light Horseman'

    31 October 2018

    When General Sir Harry Chauvel retired from the army in 1930, he had one simple request: to ride every day.

  4. 'This is who I am'

    25 October 2018

    Ben Farinazzo is a tower of strength, but it’s his inner strength that shines through as he shares his own personal story in a bid to help others.

  5. 'Invictus saved my life'

    25 October 2018

    When Garry Robinson is competing, it’s the people who can’t be there who inspire him the most.

  6. 'It's been a privilege'

    19 October 2018

    When Debra Lewis was making poppies for the Memorial, she was thinking of her father and her grandfather.

  7. 'It was extraordinarily brave'

    19 October 2018

    Sarah Worley’s grandfather was severely wounded while serving with the Anzacs on Gallipoli and wore a brace for the rest of his life. But he never spoke about the First World War.

  8. After the war

    15 October 2018

    When veteran songwriter and producer Garth Porter was researching ideas for his latest album at the Australian War Memorial, he couldn’t help but be moved and inspired by the stories he found.

  9. In his own words

    15 October 2018

    Charles Bean would sit up late each night writing in his diaries, often by candlelight or moonlight and struggling to keep his eyes open. Now, a century after he wrote them, and 50 years after his death, extracts from his diaries have been printed together for the first time in The Western Front Diaries of Charles Bean.

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