On this day

19 November 1941

HMAS Sydney [II] lost with its entire crew of 645 men in a sudden & disastrous encounter with the German raider, Kormoran.



What's New At the Memorial


  1. Memorial hosts centenary military history symposium 1918: The end of “the war to end war”

    As part of centenary commemorations of the Armistice that ended the First World War, the Australian War Memorial today hosted a special one-day symposium exploring the last year of the war: 191

  2. 'It's very, very special to me: it just gives that sense of peace and calm'

    Lady Hicks was just 12 years old when she attended the opening of the Australian War Memorial in Canberra on Remembrance Day 1941.

  3. On Closer Inspection 360-degree interactive experience

    New interactive digital experience lets users inspect a First World War tank inside and out

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Exhibitions & Events

  1. Napier Waller Art Prize talk

    Free public talk
    Mezzanine, Anzac Hall, 11:30am

  2. Story time

    Free activity for kids
    Lower galleries, 10:30am

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