Thursday 12 September 2013 by Emily Witt. 2 comments.
News

If not for the work of the Royal Australian Engineers (RAE) during the First World War, the Australian Army’s access to fresh water in the desert would have been very limited, and they would have struggled to cross any body of water they came across. Amongst other things, the Engineers were in charge of designing and building well systems, as well as both fixed and swing bridges to assist the Australian armed forces in their travel throughout the Middle East.

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Monday 9 September 2013 by Daniel Eisenberg. No comments.
Collection, News Film

To complement the release of the film collection online, the film and sound team are creating a series of showreels to give you a taste of the material that is now readily available at your fingertips!

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Monday 9 September 2013 by Natasha Bobyreff. No comments.
News

Wednesday 4 September 2013 by Stuart Baines. No comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

What is it?  

Made from silver-plated brass, this handy object is around 10 cm long. ‘K.G.S KOMET’ is engraved on the handle, with ‘WILKENS BREMEN’ engraved on the underside. Found on board a steam powered yacht, it dates from around 1911.

We would love to hear your thoughts. Post your ideas in the comments box. An answer will follow next week, along with an interesting story you might like to use in your classroom.

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Monday 2 September 2013 by Vanessa Wright. No comments.
First World War Centenary, News Gallery redevelopment, A work in progress

The Memorial’s First World War galleries are currently undergoing some necessary construction work before the new exhibition is installed. On Tuesday 13 August, The Australian War Memorial’s Council received an exclusive tour behind the hoardings of the First World War galleries. Luckily for us, the Memorial’s photographers were also there to capture the moment and the progress of the redevelopment.

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Friday 30 August 2013 by Daniel Eisenberg. No comments.
Collection, News Film

To complement the release of the film collection online, the film and sound team are creating a series of showreels to give you a taste of the material that is now readily available at your fingertips!

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Tuesday 27 August 2013 by Stuart Baines. No comments.
Education at the Memorial, Family history, News

So often in the study of history it is easy to get caught up in the “big” events, or the story that has most struck a chord in the social consciousness. Sadly that often means that fascinating people, events and moments in time can go virtually unexplored. Maybe in the mystery or excitement of exploring something that is the lesser known story, we can inspire people and challenge them to get passionate about history.

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Friday 26 July 2013 by Kathleen Cusack. No comments.
Education at the Memorial, Memorial box banter, News

Memorial Boxes are a wonderful learning resource for any age. Whilst some of the activities are tailored for a classroom environment, Memorial Boxes are also borrowed by organisations like aged care facilities to assist with reminiscence therapy and community museums to support particular displays.

There are six titles in the Memorial Box series:

Box 1 – Australia in the First World War

Box 2 – Vietnam: the Australian experience

Box 3 – Too dark for the Light Horse: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the defence forces

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Friday 19 July 2013 by Michael Kelly. No comments.
News, Opinion, views and commentary

Armistice in Korea

27 July 1953

This date marks the 60th anniversary of the signing of the armistice at Panmunjom, Korea, that brought an end to the Korean War.

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