Wednesday 9 May 2012 by Theresa Cronk. No comments.
News, Collection

The ongoing project to digitise AWM78 Reports of Proceedings, HMA Ships and Establishments has now reached 46 341 images. The reports of proceedings for seventy-nine ships are now available on the Memorial’s website. This includes all of the destroyers employed in the Tobruk Ferry.  Some of the ships that were later involved with the Tobruk Ferry, HMAS Parramatta and HMAS Yarra, have also been digitised. These files can be viewed online here.

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Monday 23 April 2012 by Stephanie Boyle. 1 comments.
News, Personal Stories, Collection Highlights First World War, Western Front, Anzac, Film, oral history

This presentation of WW1 film, together with voices of WW1 veterans, was produced by the Australian War Memorial's film and sound curators. The footage and original oral history recordings are part of the rich film and sound collections of the Australian War Memorial.

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Saturday 21 April 2012 by Stuart Baines. No comments.
News

Today we left the charms of the beautiful old city of Istanbul .... and yes the allure of the Bazaar....... and headed to Gallipoli to see the real reason for our journey for the first time. The feeling as we travelled down was exciting, exciting for the kids to see something so new and so meaningful and exciting for me to finally get my chance to hopefully inspire these fine young people as I had been inspired by the War Memorial and then at the peninsula. The trip seemed to fly by pretty quickly. We checked into the Kum Hotel and eagerly awaited our chance to start the journey.

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Monday 16 April 2012 by Dennis Stockman. 2 comments.
First World War Centenary, Exhibitions, News First World War

Prime Minister Gillard announces funding support for the First World War Galleries

The Australian War Memorial will mark the Centenary of the First World War through a vibrant four year cultural program including changing our First World War galleries. 

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Thursday 15 March 2012 by Robyn Siers. 3 comments.
News, Nurses: from Zululand to Afghanistan Perditta McCarthy, McCarthy, Ditta, army nurse

Born in 1916, Perditta Marjorie McCarthy’s life spanned almost a century. “Ditta” McCarthy, of Wagga Wagga, NSW, died peacefully in her sleep last weekend on 10 March after a long battle with failing health. She was 96. The Royal Australian Army Nursing Service has lost its highest ranking officer.

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Tuesday 6 March 2012 by Alexandra Wiber. No comments.
News

Tuesday 21 February 2012 by Emma Campbell. 16 comments.
News

This Sunday night, the stars of cinema will come together in Hollywood to celebrate the year’s best films at the 84th Academy Awards. Among the nine movies vying for best picture is Steven Spielberg’s War Horse, about a young Englishman who enlists to serve in the First World War after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry.

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Friday 17 February 2012 by Stephanie Boyle. 3 comments.
News, Collection, Collection Highlights Battles, Research material, Film, Darwin, 1942, Bombing of Darwin

On the 19th of February seventy years ago, the city of Darwin was bombed. Sustaining heavy damage and civilian casualties in air raids by Japanese forces, this attack was the first of over sixty air raids conducted up until November 1943.

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Tuesday 7 February 2012 by Sally Cunningham. 3 comments.
News

Friday 3 February 2012 by Craig Berelle. No comments.
News, Collection Highlights

Documents supporting the award of the Victoria Cross are now on display at the Reading Room of the Australian War Memorial. The display is arranged to show three themes associated with Australia's highest award for gallantry. These include official records produced leading to the award of the Victoria Cross; the ceremony of the award, which includes VC memorials and reunions; and items of commemoration, which are often autographed, such as invitations and correspondence between VC recipients, their communities and clubs.

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