First World War galleries
Australia in the Great War is the Memorial’s new permanent exhibition on display in the First World War Galleries from 1 December 2014.
The exhibition presents the story of Australia in the First World War chronologically, covering all major theatres of operations: Gallipoli; the Western Front; Sinai and Palestine; and the war at sea. The events taking place on the home front and the immediate and enduring legacy of the war are also included.
The Memorial holds one of the world’s great collections of material related to the First World War. The First World War Galleries integrate a wide variety of items from this collection, including dioramas and other works of art; uniforms; medals; technology such as artillery and firearms; photographs; film; and personal items such as letters and diaries.
Since the opening of the Memorial in 1941 the First World War Galleries have undergone several major alterations and many smaller updates. The new state-of-the-art galleries now occupy the entire west wing of the Memorial’s ground level.
- About the First World War
- About the redevelopment of the First World War Galleries
- About the Memorial's commemorations for the Centenary of the First World War
- View more images of the First World War Galleries on Flickr
- Australia and the Great War brand image: E00019
- Watch a timelapse video of the installation of three artillery pieces in the Memorial grounds: a gun from the ship Gayundah, a 9.2-inch howitzer, and 15-centimetre Krupp Kanone 16 in recognition of the centenary of the First World War