Memorial Articles

The Memorial boasts a staff of subject specialists in all aspects of military history and museum practice.

Our Blogs, Articles and our Encyclopedia allow our historians, curators, librarians and exhibition team to share their knowledge and information on Australian military history, the Memorial's vast collection, recent acquisitions, exhibitions and events.

Latest Blogs

  1. In his own words

    15 October 2018

    Charles Bean would sit up late each night writing in his diaries, often by candlelight or moonlight and struggling to keep his eyes open. Now, a century after he wrote them, and 50 years after his death, extracts from his diaries have been printed together for the first time in The Western Front Diaries of Charles Bean.

  2. A family united by grief

    12 October 2018

    They trained together, served together and died together. But the story of Robert Moore and his best mate Edgar Granger is also a remarkable story of love and friendship that would unite two families during the First World War and help solve a mystery 100 years later.

  3. 'I just wanted to say thank you'

    10 October 2018

    When Nadine Greenaway began knitting poppies she was thinking of the soldiers who lost their lives during the First World War. For her, it was deeply personal.

  4. The Glass Soldier

    03 October 2018

    He was an artist from Ballarat, whose life was forever changed by the First World War. Now 100 years on, Nelson Ferguson's remarkable story of hope and miracles is told as part of The Diggers' Requiem.

  5. Tributes flow for Gideon Kakabin

    28 September 2018

    Friends and colleagues have paid tribute to Gideon Kakabin as “a lantern of knowledge, history and wisdom” and an “epic pillar of historical knowledge”.

  6. 'They told us it would be exciting'

    27 September 2018

    It was October 1943, and Moss Berryman and his crewmates had just carried out one of the most daring raids of the Second World War when they were approached by a Japanese warship.

  7. 'It still hasn't sunk in'

    21 September 2018

    For Rob Douma, the Napier Waller Art Prize was never about winning. It was about telling their stories.

  8. 'A tribute that will go down in Australian history'

    20 September 2018

    When Phillip Johnson and the team behind the 5,000 Poppies project began “planting” 62,000 poppies at the Australian War Memorial to mark the centenary of the Armistice, he was thinking of his great-grandfather, Frederick Richard Johnson.

  9. 'A real labour of love'

    20 September 2018

    When Lynn Berry and Margaret Knight began knitting poppies, they had no idea their small tribute would inspire people around the world and lead to a display of 62,000 poppies at the Memorial.

     

     

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