This year marks the 100th anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. Anzac Day goes beyond the landing, and is the day we remember the Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations.
The Memorial is interested in how the anniversary will be commemorated in Australia and around the world, and we have a couple of online activities planned to mark this significant moment in history: a digital record of the day, and the sharing, on our website, of a selection of social media posts.
Highlight on the official records of the First World War is a centenary program highlighting those records created 100 years ago, why they exist and how we can help make these essential records available for research purposes.
With the Centenary of the First World War being so widely commemorated around Australia, the Australian War Memorial is eager to capture the ways in which the nation is doing this.
It is always interesting to look at photographs from WW1 beside images from Afghanistan, but this case suggests the truth of the old saying, "some things never change".
How did you celebrate your 21st birthday? Although turning 18 might be the more meaningful legal milestone these days, for many, reaching the age of 21 is still an important rite of passage: a symbolic entrance into true adulthood. As a result, 21st birthdays are usually a big event, celebrated with friends and family, laughter, drinks, and speeches.
Yesterday afternoon, Peter Ward passed away after a long illness. Peter is best known for his work as an official army photographer, both film and still, in Vietnam from 1969 to 1970. The Photographs, Film and Sound Section of the Australian War Memorial offer a small sample of his work from the National Collection.
Highlight on official records of the First World War is a centenary program of posts highlighting those records created 100 years ago, why they exist and how we can help make these essential records available for research purposes.
Monday 19 January 2015 by Dianne Rutherford. 12 comments.
First World War Centenary, Collection Cemeteries; First World War; Gallipoli; Graves Registration Unit; Imperial War Graves Commission
The recent film, The Water Diviner has focused attention on the amazing work of the Graves Registration Unit (GRU) and Imperial War Graves Commission (IWGC - now Commonwealth War Graves Commission) from late 1918 to the mid-1920s at Gallipoli.
Recent donation of rare watercolours made by John Brack while in the army during the Second World War.