Big things in store returns to the Australian War Memorial

Monday 12 September 2016

On Saturday 10 September 2016, the Australian War Memorial welcomed almost 3,000 visitors to its Big things in store event. The event offers the rare opportunity to see inside the walls of the Memorial’s storage hub – the Treloar Technology Centre in Mitchell, Canberra.


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New Council Members for the Australian War Memorial

Thursday 1 September 2016

Today the Australian War Memorial welcomed its newest Council members, Wing Commander Sharon Bown (Retd) and Corporal Daniel Keighran VC.


Wing Commander Bown and Corporal Keighran were appointed to the Council of the Australian War Memorial in June this year as the Honourable Graham Edwards AM and Ms Gabrielle Trainor complete their terms.


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Ancestry honored by the Children’s Book Council of Australia

Tuesday 30 August 2016
The Australian War Memorial is proud to be awarded as an Honour book in the Eve Pownall Award for Information Books at the 2016 Children’s Book Council of Australia’s Book of the Year Awards in Sydney.
The children’s book, Ancestry, is the third book in the Century of Service series which was developed in recognition of the service and sacrifice of those who have served Australia over the past century.

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Battle of Pozières, 100 years ago

Friday 22 July 2016

This Saturday, the Australian War Memorial will remember and honour the service and sacrifice of those Australian’s who fought during the battle of Pozières, 100 years ago.

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Centenary anniversaries of Fromelles and Pozières at the Australian War Memorial

Monday 18 July 2016

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the arrival of Australian troops on the Western Front during the First World War. More Australians would die in this theatre of war than in any other.


Though introduced to the Western Front via the quieter “nursery” sector at Armentières, the Australians in France would face their first major operations at Fromelles and Pozières.


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