Spinning the Reel

The Australia War Memorial has begun works to increase exhibition space, deliver a new reading room and archive facility, and much more. But how many readers remember the expansion that took place from 1968 to 1971, adding new wings to the east and west sides of the building.

Emma White delivers a modern take on these renovations, describing working conditions that would put the fear into modern site workers, and highlighting the documentary filmed by Ernest Thain, Extensions to Australian.

Extensions to Australian War Memorial 1968-1972