Friday 18 July 2014 by Dianne Rutherford. 7 comments.
Collection, Military Heraldry and Technology First World War uniforms

This is the third in a series of blogs about First World War uniforms and covers the basic aspects of the Australian Imperial Force headwear during the First World War.

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Monday 14 July 2014 by Robyn van Dyk. 7 comments.
Exhibitions, News

In a three year ARC funded research project titled: Beyond Allied Histories: Dayak Memories of World War II in Borneo the ANU and the Memorial will provide new research into how different groups of people experienced the Second World War in Borneo.  The research team combines anthropological expertise from Dr Christine Helliwell of the College of Arts and Social Sciences at ANU with curatorial expertise from Robyn van Dyk, Head of the Research Centre at the Memorial, in a genuinely collaborative project.

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The end of armed conflict in the European theatre of the Second World War in May 1945 saw tens of thousands of western Allied Prisoners of War from all over the world be repatriated to the United Kingdom for their first steps in their eventual return to their families and friends. 

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Monday 30 June 2014 by John Holloway. 1 comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

Thank you to everyone who submitted their guess for last week's Collection Detection. As promised, here is the answer:

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Saturday 28 June 2014 by Daniel McGlinchey. 3 comments.
Personal Stories

In the Norman countryside raged a tank battle. The air was filled with noise, explosions, screeching tracks, collapsing buildings and the smell of cordite. Captain Leslie George Coleman had been in a building on the first floor directing radio traffic between the battalion and brigade HQs. Later moving from his position, a projectile hit the wall above Coleman and in the ensuing maelstrom he was wounded in his shoulder. He was at the tip of the Allied advance in Normandy with the 4th County of London Yeomanry (4CLY), the date 13 June 1944, the location, Villers-Bocage.

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Friday 27 June 2014 by Cameron Ross. 4 comments.
Collection, Military Heraldry and Technology South Africa 1899-1902, Commemoration

One battle of the South African War 1899-1902 typifies all the qualities that Australia has come to interpret as synonymous with the Anzac legend, but it occurred almost fifteen years before Australian soldiers ever landed at Gallipoli.  This was the Siege of Elands River, a twelve day siege of a supply depot defended by soldiers from five of the six Australian colonies.

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Thursday 26 June 2014 by Robyn van Dyk. 5 comments.
First World War Centenary, Anzac Connections, Collection

General John Monash is considered one of the war’s outstanding commanders. Monash was an avid collector, and his papers held at the Memorial give a comprehensive view of his wartime military career: from his command of the 4th Australian Brigade on Gallipoli to the Australian Corps in 1918, and then his role as Director General of Demobilisation and Repatriation of the AIF at war’s end.

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Friday 20 June 2014 by John Holloway. 2 comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

What is it?

Examine this object and tell us what you think it is - or what it came from - in the comments section below.

We will post the answer and the full story next week!

This is #10 in the Education team's Collection Detection series, where we look at an unusual collection item and the story behind it.

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Friday 13 June 2014 by Vanessa Wright. No comments.
First World War Centenary, Collection, News Social media

On June 10 the Memorial participated in a Twitter event as part of International Archives Day, organised by Ask Archivists and Follow an Archive. Archives, museums and libraries from all over the world searched their collections for archive material relating to the First World War and posted it on Twitter using the hashtag #ww1archives.

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