Friday 24 August 2012 by Shane Casey. 1 comments.
First World War Centenary, Collection, Collection Highlights First World War

Left flying overboot: Baron M von Richthofen, Geschwader 1 German Air Service.Left flying overboot: Baron M von Richthofen, Geschwader 1 German Air Service. RELAWM00705

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Thursday 9 August 2012 by Marie Kesina. 8 comments.
News, Personal Stories, Collection, Collection Highlights

Today marks the 70th anniversary of the loss of HMAS Canberra. On 9th August 1942, the cruiser came to a catastrophic end in the Pacific during the Battle of Savo Island. Captain Frank Edmund Getting was in command at the time. He had a long association with the Navy. His story, and that of HMAS Canberra, was uncovered whilst scanning the Reports of Proceedings for HMAS Canberra.  

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Tuesday 31 July 2012 by Jennifer Selby. 4 comments.
Collection Highlights, Personal Stories

“Hello, Western Australia, here we are on the deck of a cruiser somewhere in the Middle East, I may not tell you exactly where …”

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Monday 23 April 2012 by Stephanie Boyle. 1 comments.
News, Personal Stories, Collection Highlights First World War, Western Front, ANZAC, Film, oral history

This presentation of WW1 film, together with voices of WW1 veterans, was produced by the Australian War Memorial's film and sound curators. The footage and original oral history recordings are part of the rich film and sound collections of the Australian War Memorial.

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Wednesday 28 March 2012 by Lauren Hewitt. 18 comments.
Collection Highlights First World War, Western Front, Photographs, Lost Diggers

Update 9 August 2012:

On 9 August Mr Kerry Stokes AC presented a collection of fragile First World War photographic glass plates to the Australian War Memorial.

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Friday 17 February 2012 by Stephanie Boyle. 3 comments.
News, Collection, Collection Highlights Battles, Research material, Film, Darwin, 1942, Bombing of Darwin

On the 19th of February seventy years ago, the city of Darwin was bombed. Sustaining heavy damage and civilian casualties in air raids by Japanese forces, this attack was the first of over sixty air raids conducted up until November 1943.

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Friday 3 February 2012 by Craig Berelle. No comments.
News, Collection Highlights

Documents supporting the award of the Victoria Cross are now on display at the Reading Room of the Australian War Memorial. The display is arranged to show three themes associated with Australia's highest award for gallantry. These include official records produced leading to the award of the Victoria Cross; the ceremony of the award, which includes VC memorials and reunions; and items of commemoration, which are often autographed, such as invitations and correspondence between VC recipients, their communities and clubs.

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Friday 25 November 2011 by Sue Ducker. No comments.
News, Collection, Collection Highlights

The Australian War Memorial holds T-shirts from the numerous Peace Keeping missions in which Australians have served. A usually inexpensive and useful type of souvenir, the T-shirts are often humorous and visually creative. They are an example of how soldiers have adapted a civilian item of clothing to a deployment context.

The Memorial is interested in making contact with anyone who contributed to the designs printed on the three T-shirts below.  If you can provide more information on these items please contact sue.ducker@awm.gov.au.

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Thursday 17 November 2011 by Theresa Cronk. No comments.
New acquisitions, Collection, Collection Highlights

When we think of fertile faming lands, the Northern Territory is generally not the first place that springs to mind. Yet it was here, during the Second World War, that the Australian Army established the 1 and 2 Farm Company as part of the Australian Army Service Corps.

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Wednesday 16 November 2011 by Sue Ducker. No comments.
News, Collection, Collection Highlights

The Memorial is interested in making contact with the relatives or contributors to the famous Changi quilts.  If you can provide more information about the women who made these quilts please contact sue.ducker@awm.gov.au

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