Thursday 16 April 2015 by Alexandra Orr. No comments.
First World War Centenary, Collection Commemoration

 

With the Centenary of the First World War being so widely commemorated around Australia, the Australian War Memorial is eager to capture the ways in which the nation is doing this.

 

Front page of leaflet for 'The Dirty Red Digger', Anzac Centenary Concert, performed by The Griffin Ensemble.

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Friday 27 June 2014 by Cameron Ross. 4 comments.
Collection, Military Heraldry and Technology South Africa 1899-1902, Commemoration

One battle of the South African War 1899-1902 typifies all the qualities that Australia has come to interpret as synonymous with the Anzac legend, but it occurred almost fifteen years before Australian soldiers ever landed at Gallipoli.  This was the Siege of Elands River, a twelve day siege of a supply depot defended by soldiers from five of the six Australian colonies.

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Friday 9 May 2014 by Eleni Holloway. 10 comments.
Collection, News family, Commemoration, RAAF, Roll of Honour, U-boat

Memorial gold brooch presented to John Freeth’s mother, Ethel. The portrait photograph in the pendant was a hand coloured copy of one taken in Piccadilly, London in 1943.

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Monday 9 May 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
1941, Tobruk, Tobruk diaries Commemoration, Second World War, Rats of Tobruk

Cosgriff’s Diary:  Friday 9th May 1941

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Monday 4 April 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
1941, Tobruk, Tobruk diaries Battles, Commemoration, Tobruk, Rats of Tobruk, Siege

Bryant's Diary: Friday 4th April 1941

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Bryant’s Diary: Friday 21st March 1941

Today was one of the lousiest days I’ve put in anywhere.  The weather was terrible.  The old Sahara Desert can be very nasty when it likes.  Sand is everywhere.  A warning order has arrived ready to move by night.  It might be tomorrow night.  Information has been received that some Wogs* are signalling to aircraft by placing their camels near objectives.  We’ll have to watch them.

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Monday 7 March 2011 by Carlie Walker. 1 comments.
1941, Tobruk, Tobruk diaries Battles, Commemoration, Exhibition, Second World War, Tobruk, Rats of Tobruk

Bryant’s Diary: Friday 7th March 1941

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Monday 21 February 2011 by Carlie Walker. No comments.
1941, Tobruk, Tobruk diaries Battles, Commemoration, Exhibition, Second World War

Bryant's Diary: Friday 21st February 1941

Retired back to Wadi Chariar and took up positions in old Turkish trenches.

 

Cosgriff's Diary: Friday 21st February 1941

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Thursday 23 April 2009 by Annette Gaykema. 5 comments.
News, Personal Stories Gallipoli, Commemoration, Anzac Day, Anzac Cove

As we ready ourselves to commemorate Anzac Day at the Australian War Memorial, we can gain a small insight what it was like at the Gallipoli landing. Personal diaries held by the Memorial describe what it was like landing at Gallipoli on Sunday, 25 April 1915 under the heavy fire of Turkish machine guns. Although the photos accompanying this blog post do not relate directly to the diary entries, they are able to illustrate the stories in a different way.

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