Tuesday 6 December 2011 by Dianne Rutherford. 3 comments.
Collection, Military Heraldry and Technology First World War, Heraldry, Western Front, Battles

My name is Romy Turner. I am a work experience student from Canberra Girls Grammar School at the Memorial for this week. As part of my work experience I had to research an item, a trench sign, from the Memorial's collection.

RELAWM06263 Trench sign to Stinking Farm

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Friday 2 December 2011 by Dianne Rutherford. 2 comments.
Collection, Military Heraldry and Technology First World War, Heraldry, Gallipoli, Gallipoli Mission, hospital

My name's Sean Limn, and I've been doing work experience at the War Memorial for the past week. One of my tasks whilst at the Memorial was to research a collection item, a piece of an old tent found at Gallipoli in 1919. The tent piece was found at Rest Gully, and is from a hospital tent left during the evacuation in December 1915. The tent was left behind as part of the ruse  to prevent the Turks from realising that an evacuation was taking place.

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Friday 15 July 2011 by Dianne Rutherford. No comments.
Military Heraldry and Technology First World War, Mesopotamia, Antiquities, Souvenirs

Souvenir purchased in Baghdad, believed at the time to be a Babylonian tablet (RELAWM09688)

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Wednesday 23 March 2011 by Ally Roche. 4 comments.
News, Collection First World War, Western Front, Technology, Frontline troops

The bicycle is a machine that we can all relate to, it’s a common denominator.  Be that early childhood memories of the first ride down that steep hill, the freedom to go distances that would be problematic on foot or that flat tyre at the most inconvenient time.

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Friday 4 March 2011 by Dianne Rutherford. 1 comments.
Collection, Military Heraldry and Technology First World War, Heraldry, Textile, Handicrafts, Home Front

Filet crochet was a popular craft before and during the First World War. Women would make decorative or functional items for the home such as tray cloths, milk jug covers, tea cosies, tablecloths and cushion covers. They also made decorative items for clothing, such as crochet lace collars or cuffs. During the First World War patriotic military themes were popular. Images such as ships, flags, soldiers and medals, along with slogans such as: ‘Success to the Allies’, ‘God bless our brave boys’, 'God bless our khaki boys' and ‘Our hero we're proud of him’ were available.

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Tuesday 4 January 2011 by Dianne Rutherford. No comments.
Collection, Military Heraldry and Technology First World War, Heraldry, Western Front, Battles

 

RELAWM15049.004 : Shoulder straps for 233rd Field Artillery Regiment, 37, 24 and 151 Fussartillerie (Foot Artillery) Battalions and 69th Field Artillery Regiment

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Friday 15 October 2010 by Dianne Rutherford. No comments.
Collection, Military Heraldry and Technology First World War, Technology, Gallipoli

When the Gallipoli campaign quickly bogged down into trench warfare, there were not enough periscopes available to allow Australian and New Zealand soldiers to look over the parapets at ANZAC without being shot.

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Monday 9 November 2009 by Robyn van Dyk. 1 comments.
News, Collection First World War, Digitisation

The notebooks, diaries and folders created by Charles Bean during and after the First World War have immense historic value and are considered to be one of the most significant records created by a single Australian. The collection includes 286 volumes of diaries and historical notebooks recorded by Bean at the time and often at the front line. The diaries are firsthand accounts of the war and offer a unique perspective due to Bean’s status as official correspondent.

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