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. Australian Warship Joins Chilean Navy

    25 June 2020

    After more than 25 years of service in the Royal Australian Navy, HMAS Newcastle was decommissioned one year ago - 30 June 2019.

  2. “Your son is alive and well”

    25 June 2020

    "Your son is alive and well" Pilot Officer Vance Drummond had been missing in action since early December 1951. In May 1953 his parents received a telegram confirming their son was a prisoner of war.

  3. Along parallel lines

    25 June 2020

    Two Australians played a vital role in saving South Korea at the outbreak of the Korean War.

  4. 'I can still visualise it now'

    25 June 2020

    Colonel Peter Scott is lucky to be alive. In October 1951, the 22-year-old Peter was an intelligence officer during the battle of Maryang San.

  5. 'There are many, many, stories like mine'

    25 June 2020

    For artist Lee Grant, the Korean War is anything but forgotten.

  6. Remembering Indian Anzacs in the first AIF

    24 June 2020

    103 years ago, in June 1917, Private Nain Singh Sailani and Private Sarn Singh were killed in action on the Western Front.

  7. New uniform from the Sudan

    23 June 2020

    The Memorial has recently received the uniform worn by Private Arthur Connor Barrett of C Company of the New South Wales Contingent to the Sudan. 

  8. “An expensive and vain attempt to take a prisoner”

    22 June 2020

    It was an icy winter’s eve in Korea on 24 January 1953 when 31 men from the 3rd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR) gathered on Hill 355 for a snatch patrol.

  9. The “Reactionaries”: Buck, Hollis, Madden, Parker and Gwyther

    18 June 2020

    On 9 August 1953, Tom Hollis and Keith Gwyther shared a drink at Britannia Camp near Seoul in South Korea. The men had been released, as part of Operation Big Switch, after more than two years of captivity.

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