Talks, speeches and interviews
Selected recordings and/or transcripts of speeches presented at the Memorial or by Memorial staff.
Date Title Speaker Format 5 March 2014 Professor Margaret MacMillan video on YouTube 11 November 2013 National Remembrance Day Ceremony Commemorative Address The Hon. P J Keating transcipt of speech 18 September 2013 National Press Club Address Dr Brendan Nelson transcript of speech 6 August 2013 Opening speech for Afghanistan: the Australian story exhibition General David Hurley AC DSC, Chief of the Defence Force text of speech 25 April 2013 ANZAC Day National Ceremony Commemorative Address 2013 Dr Brendan Nelson text of speech 1 July 2012 Rabaul and Montevideo Maru memorial dedication Commemorative Address Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC CVO, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia text of speech 25 April 2012 ANZAC Day National Ceremony Commemorative Address 2012 Air Marshal Mark Binskin AO, Acting Chief of the Defence Force text of speech 25 April 2012 ANZAC Day Dawn Service Commemorative Address 2012 Lieutenant Colonel Philip Cairnes, Salvation Army text of speech 25 April 2011 ANZAC Day National Ceremony Commemorative Address 2011 Les Carlyon text of speech 25 April 2011 ANZAC Day Dawn Service Commemorative Address 2011 Chaplain Mark Willis text of speech 10 April 2011 Dinner talk to the Rolls-Royce Owners' Club Steve Gower text of speech 21 February 2011 Welcome address at the official opening of the Hall of Valour Governor-General, Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC text of speech
21 February 2011 Welcome address at the official opening of the Hall of Valour Prime Minister, Hon. Julia Gillard MP text of speech 26 March 2010 Launch of third edtion of The ANZAC Book Les Carlyon text of speech 11 November 2009 2009 Remembrance Day Commemorative Address General Peter Cosgrove AC MC (Ret'd) text of speech 5 August 2009 Speech by Michael Veitch at the launch of the Sidney Nolan: the Gallipoli series exhibition Michael Veitch transcript 15 April 2009 Launch of Robin Prior's Gallipoli: the end of the myth, Australian War Memorial Steve Gower transcript 27 November 2008 Opening speech for Over the front: the Great War in the air Peter Isaacson transcript 25 November 2008 Sir Albert Coates' Oration, Ballarat University Steve Gower transcript 19 November 2008 Address at Commemorative Service for those lost in HMAS Sydney II Prime Minister, The Hon K. Rudd, MP transcript 19 November 2008 Sir Ninian Stephen Visiting Scholar Lecture: "Japanese atrocities in the Asia-Pacific War: why were they so brutal" Professor Yuki Tanaka Audio (47:19mins, MP3 43MB) 3 September 2008 Battle for Australia Prime Minister, the Hon Kevin Rudd, MP Transcript 11 November 2007 The Great War Les Carlyon audio (56mins, MP3 13MB) 18 August 2006 40th anniversary of the battle of Long Tan His Excellency Major General Michael Jeffery transcript 25 April 2005 ANZAC Day Dawn Service Commemorative Address 2005 Dr Tom Frame Anglican Bishop to the Defence Force transcript 11 November 2001 The Memorial and its People Dr Peter Stanley audio & transcript (27:00mins, Quicktime 3.8MB) 11 November 1997 Remembrance Day Speech Prime Minister, The Hon, John Howard, MP transcript 11 November 1993 Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier Prime Minister, The Hon P.J. Keating, MP audio & transcrip (6:22mins, MP3 1.5MB)
* These speeches were given to mark the anniversary of the opening of the Australian War Memorial on 11 November 1941.