Rare German tank Mephisto on display at the Australian War Memorial

Tuesday 28 July 2015

Rare German tank Mephisto on display at the Australian War Memorial

Mephisto, the last remaining First World War German A7V tank, has gone on display at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra as part of commemorations of the Centenary of the First World War.

In collaboration with the Queensland Museum, this is the first time the rare tank has been displayed outside Brisbane since it was transported from Europe after the end of the First World War. 

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Batemans Bay Hospital to host Australian War Memorial exhibition

Friday 24 July 2015

The Australian War Memorial and Batemans Bay District Hospital have joined forces to present a unique First World War photographic display for patients and visitors to view over the next two weeks.

Anzac images, photographs from a Gallipoli doctor will go on display at Batemans Bay District Hospital from 25 July to 7 August.

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NAIDOC Week: Memorial pays respects to Indigenous servicemen and servicewomen

Friday 10 July 2015

NAIDOC Week: Memorial pays respects to Indigenous servicemen and servicewomen

 

In 2015 the Australian War Memorial has acknowledged NAIDOC Week by commemorating the proud service and sacrifice of Aboriginals and Torres Strait Islander servicemen and servicewomen in times of war.

 

The Memorial has delivered a number of programs and events highlighting the contributions Indigenous Australians have made to our nation, including gallery talks, wreathlaying ceremonies, and stories from the archives depicting their service.

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Beyond surrender deconstructs myths of the prisoner-of-war experience

Friday 10 July 2015

Australian War Memorial Media release

 

New publication Beyond surrender deconstructs myths of the prisoner-of-war experience

 

Australian National University Professor Joan Beaumont and Australian War Memorial historians Dr Lachlan Grant and Aaron Pegram will tonight launch their new joint publication Beyond surrender: Australian prisoners of war in the twentieth century.

 

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Special exhibition Reality in flames: modern Australian art and the Second World War opens at Australian War Memorial

Friday 3 July 2015

Special exhibition Reality in flames: modern Australian art and the Second World War opens at Australian War Memorial

The first exhibition dedicated exclusively to exploring the reactions of Australian modernist artists to the Second World War, Reality in flames, opens at the Australian War Memorial from Friday 3 July 2015.

The exhibition showcases 90 works comprising paintings, sketches and sculptures from leading artists such as Russel Drysdale, Nora Heysen and Albert Tucker and was developed through the official war art scheme.

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