Tuesday 17 December 2013 by Paul Taylor. 3 comments.
Collection, Collection Highlights, News

 

 

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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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Wednesday 27 November 2013 by Cherie Prosser. No comments.
Art, Collection, Collection Highlights

Cartoonist and caricaturist, John Frith (1906-2000) created a daily drawing for the Herald newspaper in Melbourne. 

The 1960s was a turbulent decade politically and Frith created this series of drawings to articulate some of the key international political struggles for an Australian audience. The main actors on Frith’s stage were Australian Prime Ministers, as well as the world leaders who dominated the politics of the period. Frith began his career as a cartoonist in 1929 at the time of the onset of the Great Depression in Australia.

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Tuesday 19 November 2013 by Daniel Eisenberg. No comments.
Collection Highlights Film; Youtube;

To complement the release of the film collection online, the film and sound team are creating a series of show reels to give you a taste of the material that is now readily available at your fingertips!

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The Sound Collection at the Australian War Memorial consists of over 9,000 oral history interviews with individuals who served during war and peacekeeping efforts. To showcase highlights from this collection the Australian War Memorial will create Sound show reels.

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The glass-plate negatives from Vignacourt are significant because they offer insights into the reality of life on the Western Front. There are photos that show the laughter and the mateship among these soldiers, and the general feeling of life away from the line. Like any true portrait, many offer an insight into the character and mood of the subject. None of the soldiers in this post have been identified, but photographs created so close to the battlefields of the Somme means portrait subjects who have witnessed true horrors.

 

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Charles Delacy, The storming of the Mole at Zeebrugger, Belgium, 1916, Charles Delacy, The storming of the Mole at Zeebrugger, Belgium, 1916, ART19776

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Tuesday 20 August 2013 by Daniel Eisenberg. No comments.
Collection, Collection Highlights Photographs

This slideshow was screened as part of the "Vietnam through a lens" film screening at the Australian War Memorial on Vietnam Veterans Day, 2013. We hope you enjoy it as much as those that were able to attend on the day did.

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Steel lifeboat from HMT Ascot used in the landings on Gallipoli.
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The start of the redevelopment of the First World War galleries has been an exciting time for the Memorial, with the removal of many significant collection items from the current galleries into temporary storage. A notable part of this project has been the move of the iconic Ascot boat from the Orientation Gallery.

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