Online Exhibitions

Vietnam War: Private Frank Baker of the 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, hits out in front of villagers watching their first game of cricket near the Australian Task Force base at Nui Dat, South Vietnam, 1967.

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.

The Mark IV tank is explored on a user's mobile phone

On Closer Inspection

A 360° Digital Tour

On Closer Inspection is a series of 360 degree immersive experiences developed by the Australian War Memorial.

The first in the series lets you explore inside and outside of the Mark IV tank ‘Grit’ from the First World War. Over the next two years the Memorial will deliver four more of these experiences featuring other large technology objects.

Napier Waller 2018 winning entry

Napier Waller Art Prize 2018 online exhibition

In its inaugural year, the Napier Waller Art Prize attracted over 100 entries. The success and interest in the Prize has set a positive course for the Australian War Memorial to continue celebrating artistic excellence and raising broader awareness of the military experience.

This online exhibition of 35 shortlisted artworks showcases the diversity and talent of former and current Defence personnel.

Art of Nation

Art of Nation

Revisiting the Australian Official War Art scheme

The Art of Nation is a digital interpretation of the earliest plans for the Australian War Memorial and its art collection. Memorial founder, Charles Bean, sketched the design for this building and its grand art gallery in 1919. It showcases the history paintings depicting Australians in the First World War. These works were mostly commissioned from official war artists, who were attached to military units and sketched a record of Australians at war.

This photograph taken by Michael Coleridge in 1967, shows RAAF and American helicopters in the sky and swooping over a rice paddy in South Vietnam as they land troops of the 6th Battalion,

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.

Inked: tattoos and the military

Inked: tattoos and the military

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.

sheet music

Songs 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.