The story of Australia’s long war in Vietnam has now been completed with the release of the final volume of the Official History of Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam War, published by Allen and Unwin in association with the Australian War Memorial.
The Australian War Memorial is paying tribute to one of Australia’s leading modernist painters, Sir Russell Drysdale, in a small exhibition,Russell Drysdale at war, which will open on 7 February 2012, the centenary of his birth.
Free Summertime Family Activities at the Australian War Memorial
Are you visiting Canberra these holidays and looking for something to do? Why not visit the Australian War Memorial?
This summer holidays the War Memorial has a range of activities for the whole family.
Open dailyduring school holidays.
Officials war artist Ben Quilty
Australian War Memorial’s official war artist and Archibald prize winner, Ben Quilty, has recently returned from a tour of Afghanistan. Inspired by his tour, Quilty has already started working in his studio.
ANZACs on the Western Front by Dr Peter Pedersen
The Western Front was the decisive theatre of the First World War. On the Western Front Australia and New Zealand soldiers made their greatest contribution to victory, but at a terrible cost and often in unspeakable conditions. ANZACs on the Western Front is the definitive guide to the battlefields.