Collected Episode 22: Places of Pride

Nearly every town across Australia has its own war memorial. They range from small monuments – perhaps a stained glass window in a church – to community halls and swimming pools. Places of Pride, the National Register of War Memorials, is an Australian War Memorial initiative to record the location and photo of every publicly accessible war memorial in Australia. In Episode 22 of Collected Louise Maher finds out how the project works and meets a volunteer who has contributed over 400 memorials to the site.


Presented by: Louise Maher
Produced by: Louise Maher


  • Henry Moulds, volunteer guide and Places of Pride contributor
  • Kendall Brown, Digital Projects Officer
  • Dr Meleah Hampton, Historian

Original music: Andy Heaney, Vice Like Grip

Collection Items:

Radio broadcast of the official opening of the Australian War Memorial

Places of Pride

Onlookers line the road at the main entrance of the Australian War Memorial at its opening in 1941.

Studio portrait of Acting Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr) Frank Leslie Herbert Eddison; otherwise known as Tom.

Along with the five members of his crew, Sqn Ldr Eddison was killed in action on 9 May 1941 when shot down over the Netherlands by a German nightfighter; he was posthumously awarded a Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC).

Jack, one of the three Eddison brothers who died whilst serving in Japan during the Second World War.

Portrait of Flight Lieutenant Edward Dalkeith (Keith) Eddison who died while on operations in New Guinea on 27 May 1943.

Eddison had been in training at Point Cook when war was declared and his training was shortened because of it. He died eleven days before his brother Private Jack Osbaldeston Eddison, who died of illness as a Prisoner of War in Yokohama Japan on 7 June 1943.

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