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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Friday 19 July 2013 by Michael Kelly. 4 comments.
News, Opinion, views and commentary

The Battle of the Samichon River - the Hook

24–26 July 1953

 60th Anniversary of the last battle of the Korean War

This week marks the 60th anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War. In the three days leading up to the cease-fire, a savage battle was fought in the hills of the Jamestown Line at a position known as the Hook.

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Tuesday 2 July 2013 by Meleah Hampton. 6 comments.

This Thursday, 4 July, marks the 95th anniversary of a pivotal battle of the First World War by Australian soldiers on the Western Front.

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Friday 28 June 2013 by Daniel Eisenberg. 2 comments.
First World War Centenary, Collection, Collection Highlights, News Film

The Australian War Memorial is currently in the process of releasing a vast selection of its film collection online as downloadable content through our website. This material, comprising of over 3000 titles, joins items from the Memorial’s sound collection which have been available online for the last few months. Already over 1200 film items have been released to our website. Each title that is available online has a link embedded on its object record page which lets you download a copy of the film to your personal computer.

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