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. Letter From Zimbabwe

    06 May 2020

    2020 marks 40 years since the elections that ended white rule in Rhodesia (modern-day Zimbabwe). Hear some of the stories of the 150 members of the Australian contingent of the Commonwealth Monitoring Force (CMF) who took part in overseeing the elections, and see the items the Memorial holds from this period of history.

  2. Vietnam Moratorium posters

    04 May 2020

    To mark the 50th anniversary of the first and biggest Vietnam Moratorium protest march, we present the following selection of Vietnam protest posters from the Memorial’s collection.

  3. Hell no we won’t go!

    04 May 2020

    On 8 May 1970, around 200,000 people marched across major Australian cities as part of the Vietnam Moratorium ­– a protest against Australian involvement in the Vietnam War ­– the largest public demonstrations in Australia’s history at the time.

  4. 'I'll never draw a line except to show war as the filthy business it is'

    28 April 2020

    Australia's first official war artist Will Dyson had no interest in portraying great battle scenes; he wanted to represent the experiences of the ordinary soldier.

  5. Would you like to see a menu? The Australian War Memorial's Souvenir Menus Collection

    27 April 2020

    Menus reflect social customs and form a part of our culture. During periods of conflict, these customs are extended into the military experience, giving serving personnel a welcome reminder of home.

  6. Museum at home

    24 April 2020

    The Australian War Memorial is temporarily closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it is still telling the stories of our nation’s servicemen and servicewomen, and the Australian experience of war.

  7. 'It’s just extraordinary'

    24 April 2020

    Each Anzac Day, Scott Bevan stands quietly in the predawn at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra as he prepares to lead the National Dawn Service. But this year will be different.

  8. Making Hard Tack

    22 April 2020

    Have you ever thought how the Australians at Gallipoli were supplied with food: many thousands of men, at short notice, with no refrigeration?

     

  9. Remembering the Kibeho Massacre

    21 April 2020

    On 22 April 1995, Private Wayne Jones of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (2RAR), was one of a small group of Australians in south-west Rwanda who were witnesses to a massacre.

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