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.
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.
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:
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.
It is with great pleasure that the Australian War Memorial announces the appointment of Major General Brian Dawson AM CSC (Ret’d) to this new role which will be governed by a proposed Anzac Centenary Touring Exhibition Steering Committee on behalf of the Federal Government.