Quilty debuts official war art in Sydney

Monday 10 December 2012

The Australian War Memorial will launch a new exhibition, Ben Quilty: After Afghanistan, featuring new works from official war artist and Archibald Prize-winner Ben Quilty at the National Art School Gallery in Darlinghurst on 21 February 2013.

Ben Quilty: After Afghanistan will showcase 21 studio paintings, along with 16 works on paper sketched by the artist during his tour of Afghanistan in 2011.

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Keighran VC presents Victoria Cross to Memorial

Saturday 1 December 2012

Australia’s latest Victoria Cross recipient, Corporal Daniel Keighran VC, today presented his Victoria Cross to the Australian War Memorial, where it will go on display in the Hall of Valour early next year.

Corporal Keighran’s Victoria Cross, on loan to the Memorial, was presented with his accompanying medal group to Dr Peter Pedersen, Assistant Director and Branch Head of the National Collection at the Australian War Memorial.

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Peacekeepers and the Memorial’s Roll of Honour

Tuesday 13 November 2012

Yesterday Rear Admiral Ken Doolan AO RAN (Ret’d), Chairman of the Council of the Australian War Memorial tabled at a meeting of Council a petition – presented to the Chairman by Mrs Avril Clark, accompanied by Ms Sarah McCarthy – calling for peacekeepers who die on non-warlike operations to be included on the Roll of Honour.  He also fulfilled his undertaking to Mrs Clark to inform Council about their discussions at the time of the petition presentation.

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Poignant Emblem of 2010 Helicopter Crash presented to the Australian War Memorial

Monday 12 November 2012

During a small ceremony on Remembrance Day, the Chief of Joint Operations, Lieutenant General Ash Power, presented the Australian War Memorial with an engine cowling from a coalition helicopter that crashed in Southern Afghanistan on 21 June 2010.

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Thousands attend Remembrance Day National Ceremony

Sunday 11 November 2012

At 11 am on 11 November 1918, the guns of the Western Front fell silent after more than four years of continuous warfare. On this day each year Australians observe one minute’s silence, in memory of those who have died or suffered for Australia’s cause in all wars and armed conflicts, a tradition the Australian War Memorial continues in its National Ceremony.

More than 3,800 people attended the Remembrance Day National Ceremony at the Australian War Memorial today. This was many hundred more than last year.

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