PAPUA: 60th Anniversary Reflections
- Reflections by Steve Gower.
The Director of the Australian War Memorial's comment
- The ‘other man’ by Anthony Staunton.
Mystery surrounds the award of two Victoria Crosses during the First World War.
- Reflections on bloody Papua battle compiled by Ian Hodges and Daniel Oakman.
Photo-essay on the 60th anniversary of the crucial Buna, Gona and Sanananda campaigns.
- Missionary victims in Papua by Tony Matthews.
The brutal death of two women missionaries in 1942.
- Australia’s Boer War by Craig Wilcox.
Extracts from an important new book: On the veld; and The killing of Jan Dolley.
- The birth of regiments: Sudan 1885 by Ken Wright.
Colonial allegiance to the empire led to the first contingent of soldiers leaving Australian shores to defend British interests.
- The battle of Magdhaba by Ian Hodges.
A courageous ANZAC mounted unit won a decisive battle and signalled the end of desert fighting.
- Images from the war against terrorism by Claire Baddeley.
Official artist Peter Churcher’s compelling on-the-spot images make an outstanding contribution to the Memorial’s collection.
- Death due to friendly fire by Ashley Ekins.
The life and death of WO2 Jack Kirby.
- Minelaying in Cats by David Vincent.
Ungainly Catalina flying boats and amphibians that were widely used during the Second World War served Australia well.
- Cats on the Swan by Brad Manera.
- Dear Miss Chomley by Nola Anderson.
Two First World War prisoner-of-war stories.
- Bismarck Sea by Robert Nichols.
US and Australian air power destroys an entire convoy.
- To the bitter end by Damien Fenton.
HMAS Australia’s introduction to combat – against the French in 1940.
- ‘Our little Imbros cottage’ by Peter Stanley.
Charles Bean’s cottage on the island of Imbros still survives.
- Eyewitness: Sergeant D. R. Baker
A digger’s letter describing the landing at ANZAC Cove.
- Murder at Sutton Veny by Peter Burness.
An Australian executed for murder during the First World War.
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