Blog articles allow our subject specialists to share their knowledge on Australian military history. They also provide a way for us to take a closer look at the people and the stories behind the history and our museum collection. Here is just a small selection of the blogs that we have published over the years.
24 February 2020
“I received the two most wonderful letters. I wonder whether the post office people ever realise what precious documents they handle."
18 June 2019
Roy Dodd and Ray Collins are the best of friends. Their unbreakable bond was forged in Vietnam when they served together in the same tank crew during the battle of Binh Ba.
21 September 2017
Forty-six years on, Graham Spinkston reflects on what became known as the battle of Nui Le.
20 June 2018
When Australian Army nurse Kathleen Neuss sat down to write a letter home from Singapore on 6 February 1942 she couldn’t have known it would be her last.
22 March 2019
Val Lehman starred as “Queen” Bea Smith in the Australian television show Prisoner, but to the award-winning actress, her grandfather, James Holland, was a star. He fought on Gallipoli and the Western Front during the First World War and is one of the “Lost Diggers of Vignacourt”.
15 August 2017
Ian Prior was one of the Second World War veterans photographed as part of the Reflections project. Read more of their stories.