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 seemed unthinkable that anyone could get out of it as I did'

    12 March 2020

    It was a moment that George Langley would never forget. At six minutes to 10 on 2 September 1915, he was hurled into the air and left fighting for his life when the troopship, HMT Southland, was hit by a German torpedo.

  2. The Siebert Banner

    05 March 2020

    In 2018 the Memorial received the George Siebert collection of items relating to the 2/18th Australian Infantry Battalion.

  3. '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.

  4. 'He's pretty special'

    28 February 2020

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

  5. 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.
     

  6. 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."

  7. '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.

  8. '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.

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