On this day

16 February 1942

Survivors of the sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke were massacred on Banka Island. Sister Vivian Bullwinkel survived.

   

 

What's New At the Memorial

Featured

  1. Before and after: stories from the paper lab

    The Australian War Memorial has a huge collection of items on paper encompassing Australia’s wartime experience from the Boer War to the present day.

  2. The letters of Captain Charles Edwin Gatliff

    Charles Gatliff was one of five brothers who served in artillery brigades on the battlefields of the First World War.

  3. 'He was a true fighting commander'

    Jill Miles grew up hearing stories about her great uncle, Leslie Maygar, and would take his Victoria Cross to school.

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Exhibitions & Events

  1. Epitaph

    Free performance
    Anzac Hall - 11:40am, 12:40pm and 1:40pm

  2. Epitaph

    Free performance
    Anzac Hall - 11:40am, 12:40pm and 1:40pm

  3. After the war curator-led tour

    Free curator-led tour
    Special Exhibition Gallery, 12.30 pm

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