Monday 16 September 2013 by Stuart Baines. No comments.
Education at the Memorial, News

We hope we havent kept you in suspense too long. Here is the latest collection detection mystery solved for you. Well done to those who got it correct.

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Friday 13 September 2013 by Jocelyn Evans. 1 comments.
First World War Centenary, Conservation, News Dioramas

While Kasi has been working away at those pesky crates, I’ve been tasked with adhering the flaking paint on the painted backdrops.  In conservation we call this process ‘consolidation’.  While the backdrops of the large dioramas are all in pretty good shape, the two small diorama series (‘Transportation of Supplies’ and ‘Evacuation of the wounded’, each comprising 9 scenes) have not been so lucky.  On some of these small scenes (painted by artist Louis McCubbin) the bonding between the paint film and the curved plaster domes has failed in certain areas, and over time this has

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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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