Icon and Archive projections

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    Located on the Ground Level

Icon and Archive

The images below were projected onto the external walls of the Australian War Memorial on
5, 6 and 7 June
11, 12 and 13 July
3, 4 and 5 October 2008

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000304/01Women friends and family waving farewell to the troop transport ship Strathallan carrying the Advance Party of the 6th Division AIF to service overseas. 000304/01 004525Members of the AIF's Forestry Unit at work in North Britain, sawing a fallen pine to required lengths.004525 005655Derna, Libya, 1941-01-30. The official war photographers in action at night, with flashes of light on the horizon indicating a battle is taking place.005655 006614Mediterranean area, 1941-04. Two crew members of HMAS Perth watching the effect on the sea of the ship travelling at high speed.006614 007407Western Desert. 1940-06-10. A single line of men of the 2/7th battalion silhoutted as they file up a sandy slope during a desert patrol. 007407 007786Despite their ordeal after being evacuated from Crete, these diggers could still grin when a camera was pointed their way. 007786 0083001941-07. Paybook identification photograph of VX54760 Private W. C. Davis. ) 008300 009697A member of the Land Girl's Army at work on at "Killara", a farm near Stawella, Victoria, September 1941.009697 010982Smiling veterans of Tobruk who don't seem to answer to Lord Haw Haw's description, "Rats of Tobruk."010982 011315Western Desert. These 25 pounders, with New Zealand crews, have established a reputation for extreme accuracy.011315 011529/22Singapore, 1942-02-03. Two women wailing and crying for the small child whose dead body lies nearby after a Japanese air attack.011529/22 013287A group of AIF soldiers standing on the deck of troopship HMAT Ajana (A31) (detail) 013287 013777Australian guerillas in Timor.013777 013788Australian guerillas of Sparrow Force at their headquarters at Belulic.013788 014028Buna, Papua, 25 December 1942. Qx23902 Private George C. "Dick" Whittington being helped along a track through the kunai grass.014028 014037Buna, Papua. 1943-01-01. Fighting during the final assault on Buna.014037 017738Pacific area no 7, Philippines. 25 October 1944. General Macarthur wading through the water from the landing craft to return to the Philippines.017738 01879927 June 1945. Australian artillerymen in Alligators, amphibious tracked vehicles, making for the beach during the landing at Balikpapan, North Borneo. 018799 030259/1324 May 1945. Australian troops proceeding on recreational leave to Australia on board the troopship Katoomba.030259/13 042070This photograph comes from a series by the British official photographer, Len Chetwyn, showing Australians at El Alamein.042070 0448601943-05. Formal portrait of Damien Parer, official military cameraman with the Department of Information Film Unit.044860 065276Studio portrait of Gunner Norma Florence Munro, 54th Searchlight Battery, Royal Australian Artillery (RAA), in battle dress.065276 082827VF346984 Corporal (Cpl) Winifred Cormack, G Branch Photographic Section, HQ Victorial Lines of Communication Area, develops her negatives.082827 090906Tarakan, Borneo. 1945-04-30. Men of 2/13 Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers, rest after the initial attempt to get ashore to blow wire defences.090906 090907Tarakan, Borneo. 1945-04-30. Sapper R.A.R Stevenson (1), and Lance-Corporal R.C. Mace (2), members of 2/13 Field Company, Royal Australian Engineers.090907 122083Sydney, NSW. 1945-10-11. Part of the crowd at Woolloomooloo wharf waiting to greet returning members of the Eighth Division.122083 132508Balikpapan, Borneo, 1945-07-01. The landing ship, infantry barge, HMAS Kanimbla, carrying 9th Battalion troops.132508 139365Melbourne, Vic. 1943-07-21. Sergeant Hilary Benn (right) testing her high speed aircraft camera in the cockpit of a RAAF Avro Anson aircraft.139365 157291Darwin, Northern territory, 1943-03-15. Naval personnel direct a hose on to a blazing oil tank set on fire during a japanese air raid.157291 A00830Darwin, Northern territory, 1943-03-15. Naval personnel direct a hose on to a blazing oil tank set on fire during a japanese air raid.A00830 A05332Holding a parasol and notebook, Matron (Margaret) Grace Wilson "does a round".A05332 ARTV04332Australian Second World War poster depicts a man's hands holding photograph of three smiling soldiers.ARTV04332 B00156A member of the 7th Australian Light Horse Regiment (7ALH) having a bath in the desert.B00156 B01390A photographer in the photographic dark room at the Australian War Records Section, trimming prints.B01390 C01929Three unidentified 7th Battalion men standing at a bomb stop at the old Turkish firing line in Lone Pine.C01929 DA09050Studio portrait of 1159 Private (Pte) George Beamish Swanton, 24th Battalion, of Werribee, Vic, with his wife Nellie and young baby, Joan Helen.DA09050 DAOD0858Group portrait of soldiers playing Quails.DAOD0858 E00371Australians of the 30th Battalion making their way along a street of burning ruins in Bapaume, the day of its occupation by our troops.E00371 E00572Informal portrait of Captain C E W Bean, Official War Correspondent, knee deep in mud in Gird trench, near Gueudecourt in France, winter,1916-1917.E00572 E00737Soldiers running to take shelter from a heavy shellburst at Glencorse Wood in the Ypres salient.E00737 E00833Supporting troops of the 1st Australian Division walking on a duckboard track near Hooge, in the Ypres Sector. E00833 E01117View of the ruins of the Cloth Hall and the Cathedral at Ypres.E01117 E01202AAustralian infantry wounded at a First Aid Post near Zonnebeke Railway Station.E01202A E01220Five Australians, members of a field artillery brigade, passing along a duckboard track over mud and water in the devastated Chateau Wood.E01220 E01404Members of the 1st Australian Infantry Battalion outside their billets in the Cavalry Barracks at Ypres.E01404 E01440Taking the votes of members of the 3rd Battalion on the second Conscription Referendum at Halinghen, near Samer.E01440 E02790Warfusee-Abancourt, France. Lieutenant Rupert Frederick Arding Downes MC addressing his Platoon from B Company, 29th Battalion.E02790 E03183A machine gun position established by the 54th Battalion during the morning of the attack through Peronne.E03183 E03915Australian Official Photographer, Captain George Hubert Wilkins, MC, (right) with Staff Sergeant William Joyce (left), standing on a British Mark V tank.E03915 E04942PBodies of American troops laid out in an American cemetery near the road leading to Gillemont Farm and Bony.E04942P E05303Chatelet. An outdoors informal group portrait of unidentified members of the 1st Australian Mechanical Transport Company.E05303 G00419Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. 1915. An Australian officer visiting a comrade's grave at Lancashire Landing Cemetery.G00419 G00907Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. April 1915. Australian troops going into action across Plugge's Plateau after the landing on 25 April.G00907 G01126Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Australian troops relax inside a captured Turkish trench at Lone Pine.G01126 H01898301 Company, Australian Motor Transport Army Service Corps at the 17th Division Ammunition Park prior to departure for the Western Front, 11 July 1915.H01898 H01977301 Company, Australian Motor Transport Army Service Corps at the 17th Division Ammunition Park prior to departure for the Western Front, 11 July 1915.H01977 H03077Cairo, Egypt. c. 1915. A Cairo street scene with horse drawn carriages in the foreground.H03077 H06458Portrait of 6082 Private (Pte) Miller Maffaking Fergusson, 27th Battalion, killed in action 5 May 1917.H06458 H11576A group of women in a crowd are a study in expressions at the Anzac Buffet in Hyde Park where relations waited to welcome home their loved ones.H11576 H16137Sydney, New South Wales. c. 1916. Members of the police force attempting to hold back people waitng to see an AIF procession go by.H16137 MEA0141Mediterranean Sea. c. July 1943. A member of No. 450 (Kittyhawk) Squadron RAAF holding his binoculars, prepares to check for any enemy craft. MEA0141 MEA1017Western Desert, North Africa. c. 1943. Flight Sergeant T. E. Dillon of Cootamundra, NSW, a wireless operator (left), passes a message to the pilot.MEA1017 NEA0414Flying from Mareeba, Qld. 1944-03-18. Close portside view of a CAC CA-13 Boomerang fighter aircraft.NEA0414 P00043.010Portrait of a Japanese soldier.P00043.010 P00043.016One of a set of photographs probably taken from a Japanese soldier after the allied landing at Balikpapan 1945-07.P00043.016 P00055.001Egypt, 1942-10-20. Victor George Costin sitting outside makeshift shelter.P00055.001 P00117.046Giza, Egypt, late 1914 early 1915. Bombardier Maxfield (left), Driver Rich, on the stone image and Gunner Shields of 7th FAB, Australian Field Artillery.P00117.046 P00117.050Giza, Egypt, early 1915. Sergeant R.D. Alcroft LEFT, Sergeant C.H. Galliott (centre) and the Sergeant Major of 3rd Brigade Austrlian Field Artillery, 7th Battery.P00117.050 P00252.002The first troopships carrying Australian and New Zealand soldiers, horses and supplies to the Great War, leaving Albany on 1 November 1914.P00252.002 P00411.001Members of the Australian Army Nursing Service, pictured on camels in front of the Sphinx and pyramids.P00411.001 P00554.003Major General H C H Robertson, GOC 6th Division, signing the surrender document marking the defeat of the Japanese.P00554.003 P00574.001Breighton, Yorkshire, England, 1943-03. Group photograph of No 460 Squadron RAAF, pictured on a Lancaster Bomber.P00574.001 P01130.001Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, Turkey, 1915. A view of Anzac Cove looking north toward New Zealand Point.P01130.001 P01130.003Amman, Palestine, 1918-09. Part of the large number of Turkish prisoners of war captured by the 2nd Australian Light Horse Brigade.P01130.003 P01143.001Amman, Palestine, 1918-09. Part of the large number of Turkish prisoners of war captured by the 2nd Australian Light Horse Brigade.P01143.001 P01260.012Tobruk, Libya. 1941-06. Gunner J W Croft of 8 battery, 2/3rd Light Anti Aircraft Regiment, hanging out his washing, kept low to avoid drawing enemy shellfire.P01260.012 P01285.001C. 1903. Hand tinted studio portrait of Lieutenant (Lt) Leslie C. Maygar VC DSO.P01285.001 P02085.004King George's Sound, WA. 1914-12-31. Arrival of the Second Detachment of the Australian and New Zealand Imperial Expeditionary Forces.P02085.004 P02186.001QLD, 1943. An unidentified Australian soldier resting in a railway carriage of a troop train probably bound for Townsville.P02186.001 P02569.192Three "fit" workers at Shimo Sonkurai No 1 Camp, standing outside the camp hospital.P02569.192 P02648.030Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. c May 1915. Two soldiers of the Supply Depot, 1st Australian Division.P02648.030 P02713.001Framed, hand coloured photograph of 2367 Lance Corporal (L/Cpl) Hamilton Hollingsworth McLachlan, of Inverell, NSW.P02713.001 P02928.001A reverse-painted glass portrait depicting 664 Private (Pte) Frederick Clarke.P02928.001 P03631.046Original Australian War Records Section caption: "An Australian Light Horseman collecting anemones near Belah in Palestine".P03631.046 P03645.001Portrait of 21905 Able Seaman Rex Cooper of Randwick, NSW.P03645.001 P03730.001Studio portrait of NFX125936 Sister Myrle Mary Eileen Moston AANS, 2/3 Australian Hospital Ship Centaur.P03730.001 P04573.001A group portrait of unidentified Australian Boer War Veterans in Queen Street, Melbourne at their reunion march.P04573.001 P04774.001Informal framed portrait of 1981 Corporal (Cpl) Robert Edwards, 13th Field Artillery Brigade, of Woodbridge, Tas.P04774.001 P05073.001Studio portrait of 5452 Private (Pte) James Wright, 2nd Australian Divisional Traffic Control Detachment, of Lion Mill, WA, with his family.P05073.001 P05119.003Informal portrait of Damien Parer boarding an aircraft. He is wearing a shirt with a patch on it that reads 'Accredited war correspondent'.P05119.003 P05161.017The journalist Iris Dexter standing under the starboard engine of a Douglas C-47 aircraft.P05161.017 P05297.003Studio portrait of three soldiers of the 2/13th Battalion dressed in Bedouin sheiks costume taken in Cairo on New Years Eve.P05297.003 P05328.001Group portrait of 29 Lance Corporal (LCpl) Alfred Woodburn Cook (in uniform with his arm resting on gate) and his unidentified family members.P05328.001 P05470.004Hand coloured, three panelled portrait of three brothers. All were killed in action on the Western Front during the First World War.P05470.004 P06003.001Studio portrait of an unidentified First World War soldier in Australian service uniform, including greatcoat and slouch hat.P06003.001 PB0084A group of AIF soldiers standing on the deck of troopship HMAT Ajana (A31).PB0084 PB0345Group of five nurses waiting to board the troop transport HMAT Orsova (A67).PB0345 REL26881Silver wire brooch with pin back fastening and safety chain.REL26881 REL27939Sweetheart's rolled gold pendant which has a photograph in each side.REL27939