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

 

 

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Tuesday 17 December 2013 by Vick Gwyn. 9 comments.
Collection LGBTI, DEFGLIS, Mardi Gras

 

In December 2012, the Australian Defence Force (ADF) announced that for the very first time, ADF members would be allowed to march in uniform at Sydney’s Mardi Gras parade in 2013. This momentous announcement coincided with the ADF’s 20th anniversary of the removal of the ban on homosexuals serving in the armed forces. The march would also fall on the 35th anniversary of the parade, making the inaugural uniformed march all the more historic.

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Monday 16 December 2013 by Daniel Eisenberg. No comments.
Collection Film

To celebrate the holiday season, the Film/Sound section of the Australian War Memorial have put together this light hearted Christmas video as our final showreel for the year. Drawing on material from across various conflicts from both home and abroad and items in both our film and sound collections, our video highlights the joy that Christmas brings to young and old.


Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the team in Film/Sound!


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Thursday 12 December 2013 by Dianne Rutherford. 1 comments.
First World War Centenary, Collection, Military Heraldry and Technology, Anzac Voices Gallipoli, Improvisation

Some of the objects on display in the new ANZAC voices exhibition illustrate the ingenuity of the ANZACs when faced with insufficient supplies and equipment at Gallipoli. When the ANZACs landed there on 25 April 1915, they expected a quick advance to Constantinople [Istanbul] so did not carry the equipment or supplies they needed for trench warfare.

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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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Monday 25 November 2013 by Dianne Rutherford. No comments.
First World War Centenary, Collection, Exhibitions, Anzac Voices

This article was originally published in ICON Magazine, Issue One November - December 2013. Find our more and suscribe to ICON Magazine here.

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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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Friday 25 October 2013 by Jessie Webb. 3 comments.
Collection, Exhibitions

 

It can be difficult to get an idea of what was happening on the home front just by looking at military records. What were the people who weren’t serving doing? How did they feel? What did they do to play their part in Australia’s war effort?

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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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