Friday 4 September 2009 by Leigh Harris. No comments
News, Collection, Big Things, aircraft, rocket, tank, dingo, jeffrey, robot

Today I was out at our Conservation and Storage Annex showing journalists through Big Things In Store to get the word out about the event this Sunday.

WIN Television filming the artillery collection WIN Television filming the artillery collection

The team has done a great job moving objects and creating walkways ready for Sunday so visitors can get a closer look at our Big Things. This year, will be a special chance to see the Dingo Scout Car's components, because the different parts are spread out in the workshop ready for the conservators to start their work.

 

A view of some the aircraft on display A view of some the aircraft on display

My personal favourite this time would have to be our robot. Known as "Jeffery the Robot" after its inventor, this small remote-controlled robot is a protoype that never made it to production. It was designed to deliver small charges to destroy the enemy's barbed wire and bunkers without endangering troops.

The team has been busy preparing, so if you're still unsure of what to do with Dad on Sunday, head out to Big Things In Store.

Big Things In Store

Australian War Memorial Conservation and Storage Annex

Callan Street, Mitchell ACT

12pm - 4pm.

Entry by donation.

Closed flat footwear is required for entry. No large bags, tripods, monopods.

P.s. Did you know the Australian War Memorial is on facebook, flickr and twitter! Don't forget to share your photos from Big Things In Store with us.