Wednesday 14 January 2015 by Theresa Cronk. No comments.
First World War Centenary, Anzac Connections, Collection, Collection Highlights, News, Personal Stories

We all wished everybody the best of luck in the New Year particularly those at home.

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Tuesday 23 December 2014 by Alison Wishart. 5 comments.
News, Opinion, views and commentary Memorials

How best to remember someone?

In the past, when someone died, some people created scrap books or dossiers as a way of working through their grief and gathering together all the memorabilia. This is what Maude Edmondson did when her son died at Tobruk in 1941, in an action for which he received a Victoria Cross.

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Thursday 18 December 2014 by Theresa Cronk. No comments.
First World War Centenary, Anzac Connections, Collection Highlights, News, Personal Stories

You wouldn’t think it possible to have a Merry Xmas in a place like this, would you? Well forget it...Thanks to a good lot of fellows du vin and the Almighty spreading a fog over the landscape we had Peace, Goodwill and a good time.

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Thursday 11 December 2014 by John Holloway. No comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

Thank you to everyone who submitted their guess for last week's Collection Detection. As promised, here is the answer:

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Wednesday 3 December 2014 by John Holloway. 2 comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

What is it?


Examine this object and tell us what you think it is in the comments section below.

We will post the answer and the full story next week!

This is #15 in the Education team's Collection Detection series, where we look at an unusual collection item and the story behind it.


 

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Monday 1 December 2014 by Theresa Cronk. 2 comments.
Anzac Connections, News

Unobtrusively and steadily for the last three months, from its corner of the office, a sole flatbed scanner has continually issued a high pitched whirring as page after page has been placed face down on a glass plate and the “Scan Now” button selected. Nearby computers have hummed whilst catalogue records have been diligently prepared for the purpose of releasing digitised pages online. The sharing of stories and quotes contained within the pages of these diaries and letters can be heard around the office.

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Monday 1 December 2014 by Eleni Holloway. 2 comments.
Collection, Military Heraldry and Technology, News Changi, Copyright, Publications, Changi quilt

The Australian War Memorial is seeking copyright permission to reproduce in detail the following embroidered squares from the Australian Changi quilt for a publication.

Some 400 women and children were taken prisoner after the fall of Singapore in February 1942. The Australian Changi quilt was made by women interned in Changi prison, and is made up of 66 individual squares with different designs and messages.

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Wednesday 19 November 2014 by John Holloway. 1 comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

Thank you to everyone who submitted their guess for last week's Collection Detection. As promised, here is the answer:

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Friday 14 November 2014 by John Holloway. 3 comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

What is it?

Examine this object and tell us what you think it is in the comments section below.

We will post the answer and the full story next week!

This is #14 in the Education team's Collection Detection series, where we look at an unusual collection item and the story behind it.


 

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Friday 31 October 2014 by John Holloway. 2 comments.
Education at the Memorial, News ACDSEH095, ACDSEH097

Charles Bryant, First convoy at sea, 1920, oil on canvas, 122.5 cm x 275.3 cm, AWM ART00190

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