Tuesday 24 March 2015 by Charis May. No comments.
First World War Centenary, Anzac Connections, Family history, News

As part of a wider project to digitise First World War collections, the Memorial is seeking contact with relatives of the persons listed below in connection with the large correspondence within the Field Marshal William Riddell Birdwood collection 3DRL/3376.

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Tuesday 24 March 2015 by Charis May. No comments.
First World War Centenary, Anzac Connections, Family history, News

The writers to Birdwood in this blog do not appear to be Australians and are not easily identified.  In some cases, it may be due to the difficulty in reading the hand writing. Please contact Charis May via PubandDig@awm.gov.au if you are able to assist with their identities.

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Tuesday 24 March 2015 by Charis May. No comments.
First World War Centenary, Anzac Connections, Family history, News

The Australian War Memorial is currently undertaking a project to create a comprehensive digital archive of the Anzacs and their deeds, and of the wider Australian experience of war. The collections are selected from our extensive archives and reflect the experiences of Australian servicemen, nurses and civilians during the First World War. This project will digitally preserve the Memorial’s collections as well as provide full copies for research on the Memorial’s website.

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Tuesday 17 March 2015 by Theresa Cronk. 3 comments.
First World War Centenary, Anzac Connections, Collection Highlights, News, Personal Stories

Imagine if you were unable to contact loved ones by telephone, email or via any other communication strategy now available in today’s digital age. No longer is it possible to hop in your car and drive down the road to visit friends and family. Instead, you have sailed for at least 4 weeks aboard a troopship to a foreign land. And there is no indication as to when, or if, you will see loved ones again.

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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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Thursday 19 February 2015 by . No comments.
News

On 18 February 2015, His Excellency Mr Stephen Brady AO CVO Australian Ambassador to the French Republic, donated to the Memorial a copy of Alan Moorehead’s book Gallipoli.

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Wednesday 18 February 2015 by Lachlan Grant. No comments.
News, Opinion, views and commentary

Public Talk:

2015 Australian Summer Scholars Presentations

Thursday 19 February, 2 pm – 3.30 pm

BAE Systems Theatre

Australian War Memorial

Presentations for the 2015 Australian War Memorial Summer Vacation Scholarship Scheme will take place on Thursday 19 February in the BAE Systems Theatre at the Australian War Memorial, 2 pm – 3.30 pm.

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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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Wednesday 28 January 2015 by Garth O'Connell. 6 comments.
Collection, Family history, News, Opinion, views and commentary, Personal Stories

Yesterday at the Christ Church in Queanbeyan NSW the funeral of a local community stalwart, Bede Tongs OAM MM was conducted.  Amongst the many mourners inside and outside the Church were several current and ex-members of staff and senior management of the Australian War Memorial including yours truly.  It is tremendously hard to put into so few words what a positive impact Bede had not just on me personally and professionally, but on my colleagues, my fellow soldiers and our community.

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Tuesday 27 January 2015 by Kathleen Cusack. No comments.
Education at the Memorial, Memorial box banter, News

On the day that the Armistice was signed, whilst shouts of rejoicing could be heard in every direction, I stood alone with a lump in my throat, feeling in no mood to wave flags, though deeply grateful that hostilities had ceased and that no more precious human lives would have to be sacrificed.*

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