A series of seven works created by Australian artist David Jolly portraying the Anzac Day centenary Dawn Service on Gallipoli were unveiled today at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
Australian War Memorial Director Dr Brendan Nelson expressed his pride that Memorial visitors would now be able to view the commissioned works.
“The paintings from the Gallipoli Centenary Art Commission capture the pride and commitment of the many thousands of everyday Australians and New Zealanders who made the pilgrimage to the centenary Dawn Service on Gallipoli.
Work has commenced on an independent history that will document and analyse the medical legacies of the Vietnam War.
The volume, commissioned by the Council of the Australian War Memorial, will be written by Dr Peter Yule, a research fellow at the School of Historical and Philosophical Studies at the University of Melbourne.
Dr Yule said the new volume would examine the complete range of medical issues experienced by Australian veterans, with particular focus on post-traumatic stress disorder and the health effects of exposure to herbicides.
Current and former members of the Royal Australian Corps of Military Police took part in a parade at the Australian War Memorial today to commemorate the 100th anniversary of policing service and support to Australian soldiers.
The parade was reviewed by His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd), who also delivered the Commemorative Address to the attendant crowd.
Registrations are open for media seeking to attend 2016 Anzac Day services at the Australian War Memorial.
This year marks 100 years since the arrival of Australian troops on the Western Front, where they were involved in some of the fiercest fighting of the First World War. Ultimately, more Australians would lose their lives on the Western Front than any other theatre of war.
One of the Australian War Memorial’s flagship centenary projects, the Anzac Centenary Print Portfolio, has today been presented to Parliament House.
Commissioned in 2014, the project features artistic responses by ten leading Australian and New Zealand artists to the history and legacy of the First World War, and in particular the shared experience of our two nations.
Director Dr Brendan Nelson called the portfolio one of the most ambitious art commissioning projects undertaken in the Memorial’s history.