Friday 29 June 2012 by Dianne Rutherford. 5 comments.
Personal Stories First World War, Technology, Gallipoli, The Light Horse

REL/21582 the camera used by Wilfred Kent-Hughes

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Wednesday 23 March 2011 by Ally Roche. 3 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 15 October 2010 by Dianne Rutherford. No comments.
Collection 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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Friday 5 March 2010 by Dianne Rutherford. 5 comments.
Personal Stories, Collection Heraldry, Technology, Second World War, Hospital Ship Centaur

Model of the Hospital Ship Centaur, currently on display in the Second World War gallery.

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Thursday 18 September 2008 by Dianne Rutherford. 8 comments.
News, Exhibitions Technology

An example of an observation post disguised as a tree. This one was used by Australian troops during the Battle of Messines on 7 June 1917 at Hill 63.
 

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Tuesday 3 June 2008 by Dianne Rutherford. 5 comments.
Collection Technology

One of my favourite items at the Memorial is a tall steel and iron German camouflage tree from the First World War. During the First World War fake trees were one method used for disguising observation posts on the Western Front. This tree is from Oosttaverne Wood (also sometimes spelt Oostaverne Wood), near Messines in Belgium. We don't know when the tree was erected in the wood, but it could have been used by the Germans up until 7 June 1917, when the Oosttaverne area was captured by the British during the Battle of Messines.

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Monday 12 May 2008 by Mal Booth. 1 comments.
Personal Stories, Collection Official records, Private Records, Technology

Forty years ago, in May/June 1968 Australian soldiers fought their largest, most sustained and arguably most hazardous battles of the Vietnam War. Units of the 1st Australian Task Force (1ATF) confronted regimental-sized formations of the North Vietnamese regular army in fierce actions around Fire Support Patrol Bases (FSPB) Coral and Balmoral in what was then known as Bien Hoa province.

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Tuesday 1 April 2008 by Dianne Rutherford. No comments.
Collection First World War, Technology

On display in the Memorial's First World War Gallery is this damaged trench mortar barrel. The explosion that damaged this Stokes 3" trench mortar barrel in 1918 also sadly killed two young men from the 6th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery.

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