To mark the 50th anniversary of the first and biggest Vietnam Moratorium protest march, we present the following selection of Vietnam protest posters from the Memorial’s collection.
Hell No We Won't Go!
Posters from the 1970 Vietnam Moratorium
On Closer Inspection
Through the use of 360-degree digital video and virtual reality technology, users can view and explore a Mark IV tank, a Bushmaster, and the famous Hudson bomber.
Point Shoot Click
John Fairley's Vietnam
The 8 photographs selected from over 600 held in the National Collection that display the challenging roles Australia’s servicemen had during the Vietnam War.
Art of Nation
Revisiting the Australian Official War Art scheme
In 1919 official war historian and Memorial founder Charles Bean sketched a design for the building he envisioned would become the Australian War Memorial. That design has been digitally created here for the first time.
A Walk in the Light Green
I was only 19
This online exhibition focuses on the popular song, I was only 19, which gives a first-person account of an Australian soldier's experience of the Vietnam War. Taking its title from the alternative name for the song, A walk in the light green presents a range of items from the Australian War Memorial’s collection – including items loaned by families involved with the song and a series of interviews – in order to flesh out the story behind the song.
Music and the First World War
Songs have an uncanny ability to express feeling and ideas in simple relatable ways and an amazing knack for bringing people together and galvanise spirt. So it should come as no surprise to discover that song and music of all kinds have always played an important role in times of war.
Not Just Cricket
Cricket and Australians at War
An exhibition focusing on Australia's involvement in cricket throughout conflicts from the Boer War to Afghanistan.
Napier Waller Art Prize 2019 online exhibition
The prestigious Napier Waller Art Prize, held in partnership with the University of Canberra, Thales Australia, The Road Home, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, is open exclusively to current and former Australian Defence Force personnel and received 113 entries in its second year.
This online exhibition presents a shortlist of 26 works from this years’ entries, selected by a panel of art professionals from the Australian War Memorial. All shortlisted artists are eligible for the People’s Choice Award, a cash prize of $5,000.
Ink in the Lines
The art of tattooing has captured the imagination of many. Where tattoos were once seen as the sign of a sailor or a rebel, they are now widely socially accepted; many Australians, including members of our Defence Forces, wear tattoos.
In Canberra is a project celebrating the cultural holdings of Australia. It is about unearthing, object by object, the vast collection held in Canberra on Australia’s behalf.