BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities contributes $1 million to the Australian War Memorial

Thursday 20 February 2014

The Australian War Memorial and BHP Billiton Sustainable Communities are pleased to announce the donation of $1 million to support the redevelopment of the Memorial's First World War galleries.

The major redevelopment of the galleries will form a key part of the Memorial’s commemorations for the centenary of the First World War. This significant donation will assist in the integration of state-of-the art technologies in the galleries to enhance and support artefacts, works of art and a range of other exhibition items.

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Baird family presents Victoria Cross to the Memorial

Wednesday 19 February 2014

The family of Australia’s latest Victoria Cross recipient, Corporal Cameron Stewart Baird VC MG, today presented his Victoria Cross for Australia to the Australian War Memorial, where it will go on display in the Hall of Valour.

Corporal Baird’s Victoria Cross and Medal for Gallantry were presented to the Director of the Memorial, Dr Brendan Nelson, by his parents, Mr Doug Baird and Mrs Kaye Baird, and Corporal Baird’s brother, Brendan Baird.

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United in remembrance at the Last Post ceremony

Monday 10 February 2014

Today the Director of the Australian War Memorial, Dr Brendan Nelson, and the Chairman of the Council of the Memorial, Rear Admiral Ken Doolan AO RAN (Ret’d), will welcome members of parliament to the Last Post Ceremony.

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Of animals in war event commemorates those who had no choice

Tuesday 4 February 2014

On Sunday 23 February the Australian War Memorial will be holding a special event, Of animals in war, to commemorate the role animals have played in support of Australia’s war efforts. The all-day family event will be an opportunity for those who have respect for the invaluable contributions of animals in Australia’s military history to honour those that served, suffered, and died alongside our soldiers.

Of animals in war will begin at 9.30 am with a commemorative ceremony, including:

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Will the Australian War Memorial tell the story of colonial conflicts?

Monday 27 January 2014

Note: the following was first published as a blog post on this website on 17 December 2013.  The post can be read at www.awm.gov.au/blog/2013/12/17/response-question-about-frontier-wars .

Recently the Memorial was asked whether it was planning to tell the story of the conflicts between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Australia during the nineteenth century.

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