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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Wednesday 17 December 2014 by David Gist. 5 comments.
Remember Me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt, First World War Centenary, Collection, Exhibitions

The 5th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery's football team The 5th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery's football team P10550.151

 

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Monday 14 July 2014 by Robyn van Dyk. 7 comments.
Exhibitions, News

In a three year ARC funded research project titled: Beyond Allied Histories: Dayak Memories of World War II in Borneo the ANU and the Memorial will provide new research into how different groups of people experienced the Second World War in Borneo.  The research team combines anthropological expertise from Dr Christine Helliwell of the College of Arts and Social Sciences at ANU with curatorial expertise from Robyn van Dyk, Head of the Research Centre at the Memorial, in a genuinely collaborative project.

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The end of armed conflict in the European theatre of the Second World War in May 1945 saw tens of thousands of western Allied Prisoners of War from all over the world be repatriated to the United Kingdom for their first steps in their eventual return to their families and friends. 

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Thursday 29 May 2014 by Robyn van Dyk. 2 comments.
Exhibitions, Anzac Voices

The Australian War Memorial is excited to announce that it has won highly commended for the temporary exhibition ANZAC voices at the Museum & Galleries National Awards (MAGNA) in Launceston, Tasmania last week. MAGNA celebrates the best exhibition work from around Australia.

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Thursday 19 December 2013 by Robyn van Dyk. No comments.
First World War Centenary, Anzac Connections, Collection, Exhibitions, Anzac Voices

 

I would not have joined this contingent if I had known that they were not going to England.

                                           Private John Simpson, 3rd Field Ambulance, Christmas Day 1914

 

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Tuesday 26 November 2013 by Robyn van Dyk. 2 comments.
Exhibitions, Anzac Voices, News, Personal Stories

 “Pulled out of bed in the dead of night by a large monster that ultimately turned out to be a man with his gas mask on.” - Captain Robert Grieve of the 37th Battalion.

Gas masks saved lives but also caused fatalities. They were extremely uncomfortable and hampered the movement of the men, inducing fatigue, disorientation, and confusion.

Corporal Arthur Thomas of 6th Battalion wrote 19 March 1918:

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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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