Wednesday 19 November 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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Wednesday 19 November 2014 by Stuart Bennington. 3 comments.

In part 1 of this Blog I talked about the Vietnam Battle Intelligence Computer which was used by 1 Australian Task Force at Nui Dat in 1971.  This had resulted in a set of tapes called DECtapes being used for data storage.  In 1987 these tapes were backed up onto a 9 Track tape in Canberra.  In this part of the Blog I will be talking about the process of retrieving data from these tapes.

A single 9 Track backup tape had ended up with the Memorial as part of Official Records Series AWM347.  This was its description:

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Friday 14 November 2014 by John Holloway. 3 comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

What is it?

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

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

This is #14 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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Thursday 13 November 2014 by Daniel McGlinchey. No comments.
First World War Centenary, Anzac Connections, Collection, Diary of an Anzac, Personal Stories

“One Arab, whom I mistaken at a distance for a soldier in blue uniform, proved to be a naked fanatical savage…”

Captain Thomas Walter White, sitting second from the left, July 1915, Basra.

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Wednesday 12 November 2014 by Melissa Cadden. No comments.
First World War Centenary, Collection, Personal Stories Private Records

“I build castles in the air every day about our reunion.”

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Friday 7 November 2014 by Edwin Ride. No comments.
First World War Centenary, Collection, Family history, Opinion, views and commentary

The Melbourne Cup - the race that stops a nation - has run once more, for the hundred and fifty-fourth time, and most of the punters have probably collected their winnings. In 1915 the Cup was already more than 50 years old: a well-entrenched institution on the Australian social calendar. At Gallipoli that year, the officers of the 1st Light Horse Brigade (no doubt among many others) had organised a sweepstake for the Cup, and naturally enough, wanted the results as soon as possible.

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Wednesday 5 November 2014 by Daniel McGlinchey. 1 comments.
Anzac Connections, Personal Stories

“We will be a hard headed crowd when we get back, after the sights we see…”


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Monday 3 November 2014 by David Heness. 1 comments.
Anzac Connections, Collection, Personal Stories Digitisation

Douglas Barrett-Lennard and the Western Australians of the 8th Australian Field Artillery Battery

Of such mettle were the men who, under the most insuperable difficulties of Anzac, fought their guns throughout the campaign.

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Friday 31 October 2014 by John Holloway. 2 comments.
Education at the Memorial, News ACDSEH095, ACDSEH097

Charles Bryant, First convoy at sea, 1920, oil on canvas, 122.5 cm x 275.3 cm, AWM ART00190

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Tuesday 28 October 2014 by Ashleigh Wadman. 2 comments.
Collection, Military Heraldry and Technology Nurses

The interest in the Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS) during the Great War was recently encouraged by the screening of ANZAC Girls and the publication that inspired it, The Other ANZACS: Nurses at War, 1914-1918 by Peter Rees. Both of these focus on nursing services off the Gallipoli Peninsula and on Lemnos and the Western Front in its various guises: hospital ships, field hospitals and casualty clearing stations.

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