Tuesday 17 March 2015 by Theresa Cronk. 5 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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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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