We wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Orders from the Memorial’s Collection

Please place image, film and sound orders before Monday 28 November, every effort will be made to ensure you receive your orders before Christmas Day.

Orders for books and merchandise from the Online Shop

Please place orders by Monday 12 December to ensure Christmas Day delivery.

The Online Shop will close from midday 24 December 2016 and reopen 3 January 2017. Orders can still be placed during this period but will not be dispatched until after 3 January. If you wish to contact us please email esales@awm.gov.au and we will respond to your email as soon as we return.


Diorama cards set of seven

The dioramas are counted among the greatest treasures of the Australian War Memorial’s collection. The idea for the dioramas emerged out of discussions during the First World War between Charles Bean, one of the Memorial’s founders, and a group of war artists. Bean saw them as works of art, an emotive way of conveying to people in Australia a sense of the devastation and danger of battle, and the sacrifice and sufferings of the people to whom the Memorial is dedicated.

This diorama card set includes seven cards, one each of the First and Second World War dioramas. These include:

  • Lone Pine
  • Mont St Quentin  
  • Somme winter   
  • Dernancourt   
  • Bullecourt   
  • Tobruk   
  • Tarakan, Borneo 

Each image is printed in gloss on high quality card stock and includes a description of the original diorama. Cards measure 21.5 x 10.5 cm folded, 43 x 10.5 cm open. White envelope is included so your cards are ready to send.

Diorama cards are also available to purchase individually.