Monday 16 December 2013 by Daniel Eisenberg. No comments.
Collection Film

To celebrate the holiday season, the Film/Sound section of the Australian War Memorial have put together this light hearted Christmas video as our final showreel for the year. Drawing on material from across various conflicts from both home and abroad and items in both our film and sound collections, our video highlights the joy that Christmas brings to young and old.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the team in Film/Sound!


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Friday 13 December 2013 by Robyn Siers. 11 comments.
Education at the Memorial, First World War Centenary


"It is the hospital ship, with its Red Cross flag flying aloft, that stands as the one humane agency in the midst of the horrors of modern naval warfare."

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Thursday 12 December 2013 by Dianne Rutherford. 1 comments.
First World War Centenary, Collection, Military Heraldry and Technology, Anzac Voices Gallipoli, Improvisation

Some of the objects on display in the new ANZAC voices exhibition illustrate the ingenuity of the ANZACs when faced with insufficient supplies and equipment at Gallipoli. When the ANZACs landed there on 25 April 1915, they expected a quick advance to Constantinople [Istanbul] so did not carry the equipment or supplies they needed for trench warfare.

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Thursday 5 December 2013 by Liz Holcombe. 4 comments.
Anzac Connections Search

In December 2013 we will be adding a new search facility to our website.

The new search will allow you to search all the information on our website from one search box; for example, you will be able to type a name or a topic into the search box and see all the information we have which is related to that name or topic.

Once the new search is live, it will be available from the search box on the top right hand corner of every page and also through the “Collection” tab in the main menu on the site.

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Wednesday 4 December 2013 by Alana Treasure. 3 comments.
First World War Centenary, Conservation Dioramas, Getting ready to move

Part 2 - Reinforcement and Movement

As mentioned previously, the dioramas consist of a number of sections of base framework, some of which are bolted together, some of which are not. Well-hidden behind the display cases, facades and the diorama surface, few still sat on their original leg castors, while many had been trimmed and placed on fascinating, decades-old systems of levelling the individual sections.

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Wednesday 4 December 2013 by Alana Treasure. No comments.
First World War Centenary, Conservation Dioramas, Getting ready to move

Part 1 - Demolition When the Western Front dioramas were previously brought into their current positions when the gallery opened in the 1970s, they were dismantled in (now) Aircraft Hall, and moved in as separate sections and re-joined with plaster and fill material in the space. At that time, the dioramas were not considered National Collection items, a status they gained in the 1990s. As National Collection items, and even if they weren’t, our approach today is to avoid sectioning the dioramas and to move them, where possible, as a single unit.

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This sound reel features Australian soldiers from the First World War recalling memories of recruitment and enlistment.

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Monday 2 December 2013 by Liz Holcombe. 1 comments.

Towards the middle of December 2013 you will notice some changes on our website.  The changes are intended to make it easier for you to find information on our site.

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Monday 2 December 2013 by Nick Crofts. No comments.
First World War Centenary, Anzac Connections

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, not just well-known personalities. 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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