Media Releases

  1. Memorial observes 75th anniversary of Milne Bay and Kokoda

    25 August 2017

    Over the next week the Australian War Memorial will hold a series of commemorations to mark the 75th anniversaries of the battle of Milne Bay and the Kokoda campaign.

  2. Second World War veterans showcased in photography installation

    15 August 2017

    The Australian War Memorial has become the proud custodian of 6,500 contemporary portraits of Second World War veterans; on the 72nd anniversary of VP Day.

  3. Volume VI of the Official History of Peacekeeping launched

    09 August 2017

    The sixth volume in the Official History of Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post–Cold War Operations was officially launched today by Professor the Hon Gareth Evans, Chancellor of the Australian National University.

  4. Volunteer Family History Service trialled at the Memorial

    01 August 2017

    As part of National Family History Month, the Australian War Memorial will be trialling a volunteer-run Family History Service each weekend in August.

  5. 90th anniversary of the opening of Menin Gate

    24 July 2017

    The 90th anniversary of the opening of the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing in Ieper (Ypres), Belgium, will be observed today at the Australian War Memorial’s Last Post Ceremony.

  6. Victoria Cross centenary project hits peak, with three more medals on display

    13 July 2017

    Three Victoria Cross medals from the First World War will go on display in the Australian War Memorial’s Hall of Valour as part of the Victoria Cross centenary project.

  7. Bryan Gandevia Prize awarded at Australian War Memorial

    29 June 2017

    The third Bryan Gandevia Prize for Australian Military–Medical History was today awarded to Lieutenant David Woolley for his honours thesis, “Not yet diagnosed: Australian psychiatric casualties during the Kokoda campaign, 1942.”

  8. Memorial makes it onto the all-new Monopoly Australia board

    14 June 2017

    The Australian War Memorial will feature on the all-new Monopoly Australia board.

  9. Historian Peter Burness awarded Queen’s Birthday honour

    12 June 2017

    Peter Burness, the renowned historian who retired from the Memorial in 2016 after 43 years of service, has been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday 2017 Honours List.