The Australian War Memorial holds a growing collection of sheet music which currently includes over 900 titles. The collection includes both individual pieces, and compilations of sheet music. The date range of this collection extends from the 1850s through to the mid-2000s. Of these approximately 250 pieces relate to the First World War.


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Thursday 19 February 2015 by . No comments.

On 18 February 2015, His Excellency Mr Stephen Brady AO CVO Australian Ambassador to the French Republic, donated to the Memorial a copy of Alan Moorehead’s book Gallipoli.

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Wednesday 18 February 2015 by Daniel McGlinchey. No comments.
Personal Stories

British Paratroops training in England in mid 1941 British Paratroops training in England in mid 1941 009463


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Wednesday 18 February 2015 by Lachlan Grant. No comments.
News, Opinion, views and commentary

Public Talk:

2015 Australian Summer Scholars Presentations

Thursday 19 February, 2 pm – 3.30 pm

BAE Systems Theatre

Australian War Memorial

Presentations for the 2015 Australian War Memorial Summer Vacation Scholarship Scheme will take place on Thursday 19 February in the BAE Systems Theatre at the Australian War Memorial, 2 pm – 3.30 pm.

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Sunday 15 February 2015 by Garth O'Connell. 3 comments.
Collection, Collection Highlights, Military Heraldry and Technology, Exhibitions, Personal Stories


Jack and the Singapore surrender table


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Friday 30 January 2015 by Cherie Prosser. No comments.
Art, Collection, Collection Highlights, News

Eric Thake, Self-portrait in a broken shaving mirror

One of only two self-portraits by Eric Thake produced during his Official War Artist commission, 1944-45.



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Wednesday 28 January 2015 by Garth O'Connell. 6 comments.
Collection, Family history, News, Opinion, views and commentary, Personal Stories

Yesterday at the Christ Church in Queanbeyan NSW the funeral of a local community stalwart, Bede Tongs OAM MM was conducted.  Amongst the many mourners inside and outside the Church were several current and ex-members of staff and senior management of the Australian War Memorial including yours truly.  It is tremendously hard to put into so few words what a positive impact Bede had not just on me personally and professionally, but on my colleagues, my fellow soldiers and our community.

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Tuesday 27 January 2015 by Kathleen Cusack. No comments.
Education at the Memorial, Memorial box banter, News

On the day that the Armistice was signed, whilst shouts of rejoicing could be heard in every direction, I stood alone with a lump in my throat, feeling in no mood to wave flags, though deeply grateful that hostilities had ceased and that no more precious human lives would have to be sacrificed.*

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Friday 23 January 2015 by Ashleigh Wadman. 1 comments.
Military Heraldry and Technology

Wartime textiles weave many different stories in their efforts to support, honour and remember Australians at war. The Memorial’s heraldry collection contains many examples of fabrics that have been autographed with people’s names as fundraising devices, records or symbols of friendship. Collecting signatures in autograph and scrap books has long been a popular practice in many different countries and time periods and these autographs on fabric exist in a similar fashion. The following examples reveal just a few of their stories.

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