Wednesday 20 August 2014 by John Holloway. 1 comments.
Education at the Memorial, News Primary source, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, First World War, ACDSEH021, ACDSEH096

How would you measure up?

With the outbreak of war in August 1914, Australia began an official recruiting effort to raise an army to send overseas. However, the Australian Imperial Force (AIF), as it was named, would not take just anyone. It was intended to be a force of skilled, experienced soldiers, chosen from “the fittest, strongest, and most ardent in the land”.1

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Wednesday 6 August 2014 by Jayne Simpson. No comments.
Education at the Memorial, First World War Centenary, News Commemorative Crosses

Children writing messages on Commemorative Crosses

“Your spirit astounds us
Your bravery inspires us
Your courage awes us
Your sacrifice strengthens us...”

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Tuesday 29 July 2014 by John Holloway. No comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

Thank you to everyone who submitted their guess for last week's Collection Detection. As promised, here is the answer:

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Thursday 24 July 2014 by John Holloway. No comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

What is it?

Examine this object and tell us what you think it is in the comments section below.

We will post the answer and the full story next week!

This is #11 in the Education team's Collection Detection series, where we look at an unusual collection item and the story behind it.

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Monday 14 July 2014 by Robyn van Dyk. 7 comments.
Exhibitions, News

In a three year ARC funded research project titled: Beyond Allied Histories: Dayak Memories of World War II in Borneo the ANU and the Memorial will provide new research into how different groups of people experienced the Second World War in Borneo.  The research team combines anthropological expertise from Dr Christine Helliwell of the College of Arts and Social Sciences at ANU with curatorial expertise from Robyn van Dyk, Head of the Research Centre at the Memorial, in a genuinely collaborative project.

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Monday 30 June 2014 by John Holloway. 1 comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

Thank you to everyone who submitted their guess for last week's Collection Detection. As promised, here is the answer:

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Friday 20 June 2014 by John Holloway. 2 comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

What is it?

Examine this object and tell us what you think it is - or what it came from - in the comments section below.

We will post the answer and the full story next week!

This is #10 in the Education team's Collection Detection series, where we look at an unusual collection item and the story behind it.

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Friday 13 June 2014 by Vanessa Wright. No comments.
First World War Centenary, Collection, News Social media

On June 10 the Memorial participated in a Twitter event as part of International Archives Day, organised by Ask Archivists and Follow an Archive. Archives, museums and libraries from all over the world searched their collections for archive material relating to the First World War and posted it on Twitter using the hashtag #ww1archives.

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When we consider the many aircraft type which defended the skies above Australia and her territories, the P-40 Kittyhawk (Warhawk in American service) immediately springs to mind.  Indeed, the Kittyhawk would arguably be one of the most important fighters in service with the RAAF during the Second World War.  Though many veterans who served in the Northern Territory will recall with fondness, the sound of Merlin engines over the top end with the arrival of No.

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