Friday 27 March 2015 by Gabrielle Considine. No comments.
Collection, Collection Highlights, Personal Stories

Group portrait of members of 114 Australian General Hospital Group portrait of members of 114 Australian General Hospital P11535.001

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Friday 20 March 2015 by Meagan Nihill. 4 comments.
Anzac Connections, Collection, Personal Stories

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.

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Wednesday 18 March 2015 by David Gist. 11 comments.
Collection, News, Opinion, views and commentary Vietnam War, Photographs

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.

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Monday 16 March 2015 by Craig Berelle. 4 comments.
First World War Centenary, Collection, Collection Highlights

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.

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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.

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Wednesday 4 March 2015 by Cherie Prosser. No comments.
Art, Collection, Collection Highlights

Recent donation of rare watercolours made by John Brack while in the army during the Second World War.

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Monday 2 March 2015 by Stephanie Hume. No comments.
First World War Centenary, Collection, Collection Highlights Published Collections, sheet music

The Australian War Memorial holds a growing collection of sheet music which currently includes over 900 titles. The collection includes both individual pieces, and compilations of sheet music. The date range of this collection extends from the 1850s through to the mid-2000s. Of these approximately 250 pieces relate to the First World War.

 

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Monday 16 February 2015 by Garth O'Connell. 3 comments.
Collection, Collection Highlights, Military Heraldry and Technology, Exhibitions, Personal Stories

 

Jack and the Singapore surrender table

 

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Tuesday 27 January 2015 by Cherie Prosser. No comments.
Art, Collection, Collection Highlights, News

Eric Thake, Self-portrait in a broken shaving mirror

One of only two self-portraits by Eric Thake produced during his Official War Artist commission, 1944-45.

 

 

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