Current Events

  1. Heroes photographs: 100 years of collecting

    16 August 2018

    Free curator-led talk
    BAE Systems Theatre, 12pm

    In March 1918 Senator Pearce, the Minister for Defence, sent out a circular calling for portrait photographs of fallen soldiers or those who had been decorated, to be submitted for a future Australian War Museum. Come and learn more about it from photographs curator Joanne Smedley.

  2. Drop-in information sessions

    16 August 2018

    Second World War Galleries
    Thursday
    16 August, 1 pm – 4 pm

  3. Story time

    17 August 2018

    Free activity for kids
    Lower galleries, 10.30 am

    Hear the stories of brave animals, extraordinary people and faraway places brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys.

  4. The battle of Long Tan and the Long Tan Cross

    17 August 2018

    Free public talks
    BAE Systems Theatre, 3pm
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    Australian soldiers fought in scores of fierce actions during the Vietnam War. Few were as intense or dramatic as the action in the Long Tan rubber plantation on 18 August 1966. Join the head of our Military History team and a curator with our Military Heraldry and Technology section as they discuss the valiant stand of 108 Australian soldiers which became a defining action of the Vietnam War.
     

     

  5. Last Post Ceremony: Vietnam Veterans Day and the anniversary of the battle of Long Tan

    18 August 2018

    This ceremony begins at 4:55pm in the Memorial's Commemoration Area and will commemorate Vietnam Veterans Day and the anniversary of the battle of Long Tan.

  6. Objects of the final offensive

    23 August 2018

    Free public talk
    Captain Reg Saunders Gallery, 12pm

    Join a curator to hear about objects from the final offensive that ended the First World War.

  7. Story time

    24 August 2018

    Free activity for kids
    Lower galleries, 10.30 am

    Hear the stories of brave animals, extraordinary people and faraway places brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys.

  8. Afghanistan: the patrol and the IED

    30 August 2018

    12 pm, Thursday 30 August
    BAE Systems Theatre
    Join a curator of Photographs, Film and Sound to discuss oral history interviews of members of No. 20 Explosive Ordnance Disposal Squadron, who have spoken firsthand about the improvised explosive device and its effects on patrollers.
  9. Story time

    31 August 2018

    Free activity for kids
    Lower galleries, 10.30 am

    Hear the stories of brave animals, extraordinary people and faraway places brought to life through puppets, uniforms, and educational toys.