The Australian War Memorial marked the centenary of the declaration of the First World War today with a Last Post Ceremony attended by the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, and a contingent of ambassadors and high commissioners.
The Director of the Australian War Memorial, Dr Brendan Nelson, encouraged all Australians to reflect on how far the world has come since the First World War.
The Australian War Memorial has announced a range of major projects to mark the centenary of the First World War, which was declared 100 years ago on 4 August 1914.
In Perth on the eve of the centenary, the Memorial’s Director, Dr Brendan Nelson, said many of the Memorial’s centenary projects reached out to communities throughout Western Australia and the whole nation.
Australian War Memorial official war artists Ben Quilty and Shaun Gladwell exhibit together for the first timeFriday 1 August 2014
The Director of the Australian War Memorial, Dr Brendan Nelson, will on Friday night open an exhibition by official war artists Ben Quilty and Shaun Gladwell at the John Curtin Gallery in Perth, Western Australia.
It is the first time Ben Quilty’s: after Afghanistan and Shaun Gladwell: Afghanistan have been exhibited together in the one venue.
Monday 4 August 2014 marks the Centenary of the start of the First World War. The Australia War Memorial will be commemorating this day with a significant Last Post Ceremony. We’ll also commemorate the four year Centenary period with a range of commemorative events and ceremonies.
To assist media with their First World War Centenary requests, the Memorial’s media team has reconstructed the online media centre. It will make it easier for the media to access newsworthy content direct from the Australia War Memorial, particularly for significant anniversaries.
Australians around the country will be able to view unique images of Anzac troops at Gallipoli with the launch today at the Australian War Memorial of its first centenary travelling exhibition.
A camera on Gallipoli showcases a series of 39 candid photographs captured by Charles Ryan while serving with the AIF in Turkey in 1915.
The Director of the Australian War Memorial, Dr Brendan Nelson, says Charles Ryan’s photographs capture the reality behind the 1915 Gallipoli campaign, depicting a unique and often harsh view of our soldiers’ experiences.