Friday 27 March 2015 by Gabrielle Considine. No comments.
Collection, Collection Highlights, Personal Stories

Group portrait of members of 114 Australian General Hospital Group portrait of members of 114 Australian General Hospital P11535.001

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Tuesday 24 March 2015 by Charis May. No comments.
First World War Centenary, Anzac Connections, Family history, News

As part of a wider project to digitise First World War collections, the Memorial is seeking contact with relatives of the persons listed below in connection with the large correspondence within the Field Marshal William Riddell Birdwood collection 3DRL/3376.

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Tuesday 24 March 2015 by Charis May. No comments.
First World War Centenary, Anzac Connections, Family history, News

The writers to Birdwood in this blog do not appear to be Australians and are not easily identified.  In some cases, it may be due to the difficulty in reading the hand writing. Please contact Charis May via PubandDig@awm.gov.au if you are able to assist with their identities.

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Tuesday 24 March 2015 by Charis May. No comments.
First World War Centenary, Anzac Connections, Family history, News

The Australian War Memorial is currently undertaking a project to create a comprehensive digital archive of the Anzacs and their deeds, and of the wider Australian experience of war. The collections are selected from our extensive archives and reflect the experiences of Australian servicemen, nurses and civilians during the First World War. This project will digitally preserve the Memorial’s collections as well as provide full copies for research on the Memorial’s website.

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Saturday 21 March 2015 by Meagan Nihill. 2 comments.
Anzac Connections, Collection, Personal Stories

How did you celebrate your 21st birthday? Although turning 18 might be the more meaningful legal milestone these days, for many, reaching the age of 21 is still an important rite of passage: a symbolic entrance into true adulthood. As a result, 21st birthdays are usually a big event, celebrated with friends and family, laughter, drinks, and speeches.

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Wednesday 18 March 2015 by Theresa Cronk. 3 comments.
First World War Centenary, Anzac Connections, Collection Highlights, News, Personal Stories

Imagine if you were unable to contact loved ones by telephone, email or via any other communication strategy now available in today’s digital age. No longer is it possible to hop in your car and drive down the road to visit friends and family. Instead, you have sailed for at least 4 weeks aboard a troopship to a foreign land. And there is no indication as to when, or if, you will see loved ones again.

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Wednesday 18 March 2015 by David Gist. 11 comments.
Collection, News, Opinion, views and commentary Vietnam War, Photographs

Yesterday afternoon, Peter Ward passed away after a long illness. Peter is best known for his work as an official army photographer, both film and still, in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970. The Photographs, Film and Sound Section of the Australian War Memorial offer a small sample of his work from the National Collection.

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Monday 16 March 2015 by Craig Berelle. 4 comments.
First World War Centenary, Collection, Collection Highlights

Highlight on official records of the First World War is a centenary program of posts highlighting those records created 100 years ago, why they exist and how we can help make these essential records available for research purposes.

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The recent film, The Water Diviner has focused attention on the amazing work of the Graves Registration Unit (GRU) and Imperial War Graves Commission (IWGC - now Commonwealth War Graves Commission) from late 1918 to the mid-1920s at Gallipoli.

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Saturday 7 March 2015 by Daniel McGlinchey. 2 comments.
Personal Stories

RAAF consolidated Catalina flying boat (A24-362) of no 43 Squadron. RAAF consolidated Catalina flying boat (A24-362) of no 43 Squadron. 128022

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