A note about ordering and delivery prior to Anzac Day:

We are currently processing a high volume of orders in the lead-up to Anzac Day. Every effort will be made to ensure you receive your products and/or reproduction material prior to Anzac Day (25 April), however we ask that you place all orders by the cut-off dates (listed below):

For Memorial Collection (image, film, sound) orders: Sunday 24 March.
For Shop (books, merchandise) orders: Sunday 7 April.

Please note: Delivery cannot be guaranteed for any orders placed after the cut-off dates.

If you require assistance with your order, please contact the eSales team directly – email esales@awm.gov.au or phone (02) 6243 4555.

Restoration of the MV Krait

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Restoration of the MV Krait. Images courtesy of Australian Story, ABC (photographer: Winsome Denyer)

The MV Krait was acquired by the Australian War Memorial in 1987. Since then, it has remained on permanent loan to the Australian National Maritime Museum. For decades the MV Krait was docked in Darling Harbour. However, age has wearied the vessel, and so, in 2017 extensive restoration work on the MV Krait commenced.

Shipwrights and conservators are working to restore the hull, replace the decks and return the vessel to its wartime configuration.  Unfortunately, some original material (such as decking timbers and nails) could not be salvaged.  Owing to their historical significance, these materials have been retained.