Thursday 29 October 2009 by Emma Campbell. No comments.
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Wednesday 28 October 2009 by Pen Roberts. No comments.
News

Around Australia racing excitement is reaching fever pitch in anticipation of next week’s Melbourne Cup. That day full of champagne, sunlight glinting or raindrops sploshing on the jockeys’ colours, the smell of clods of turf being turned up as the horses pound along ...

Back in 1945 a “Pony Race Meeting” to be held on June 16 in Dutch New Guinea was similarly anticipated. It was scheduled to begin at 1330 hours, with eight races followed by a screening of “The Man Who Came To Dinner” starring Bette Davis and Monty Woolley.

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Thursday 15 October 2009 by Keiko Tamura. No comments.
News AJRP, Australian Japan Research Project

The Australia-Japan Research Project website has been updated with new contents. 

1. Japanese Midget Submarine attack on Sydney Harbour and its aftermath

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To celebrate the arrival of 'Masterpieces from Paris: Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cezanne and beyond,' teachers passionate about art are being invited to participate in a special learning day in Canberra.

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Friday 2 October 2009 by Liz Holcombe. 2 comments.
News, Collection flickr commons, common ground, photosgraphs

 Common Ground is a global meet up celebrating the Commons on Flickr.  Many of the organisations which have images in the Commons will be participating in the meet-up, which will take place on the weekend of 2 and 3 October.

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Tuesday 29 September 2009 by Pen Roberts. No comments.
News, New acquisitions, Collection Highlights

Published and Digitised Collections holds a significant and growing collection of printed and digital memorabilia from recent conflicts and peace keeping deployments.
Commander Greg Swinden (RAN) has donated a rich collection of artefacts from his deployment on Operations TANAGER (East Timor), TREK (Solomon Islands) and SLIPPER (Gulf 2). He has also generously written a narrative for a personal newspaper cuttings collection which covers these deployments (MSS1888). Here he is working on that narrative. 

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Thursday 10 September 2009 by Nicholas Schmidt. 3 comments.
News, Collection, Exhibitions Of Love and War

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Those who regularly read the AWM blog might remember the Valentine’s Day blog post about a mysterious love letter from a young French woman to her soldier sweetheart.

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Wednesday 9 September 2009 by Shayne Cummin. No comments.
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The Australian War Memorial will join other institutions, including the New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Museum, for the worldwide exhibition Common Ground.

 Voting for Common Ground closes on 16 September, so now is the last chance to vote for photographs, including those shared on Flickr by the Australian War Memorial.

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Friday 4 September 2009 by Leigh Harris. No comments.
News, Collection Big Things, aircraft, rocket, tank, dingo, jeffrey, robot

Today I was out at our Conservation and Storage Annex showing journalists through Big Things In Store to get the word out about the event this Sunday.

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On the 19th November 1941, Australian cruiser HMAS Sydney II was lost, with all hands, off the coast of Western Australia after engaging with the German raider HSK Kormoran. The discovery in March 2008 of the final resting place of the Sydney and the Kormoran attracted much attention. Understandably, there has been much discussion over the circumstances surrounding the loss of the Sydney; however the story of the Kormoran’s Commander, Theodor Anton Detmers, and that of his crew, continued long after the battle.

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