Memorial Articles

The Memorial boasts a staff of subject specialists in all aspects of military history and museum practice.

Our Blogs, Articles and our Encyclopedia allow our historians, curators, librarians and exhibition team to share their knowledge and information on Australian military history, the Memorial's vast collection, recent acquisitions, exhibitions and events.

Latest Blogs

  1. Because of her, we can: Female Indigenous artists in the AWM Collection

    13 June 2018

    This coming week the Memorial celebrates NAIDOC Week 2018 with the theme “Because of her, we can!” Under the theme, NAIDOC celebrates the invaluable contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women have made – and continue to make – to our communities, our families, to our rich history, and to our nation.

  2. Remembering John Cyril Barrett

    06 June 2018

    More than 40 years ago, Tony Schar made a promise to commemorate his great-uncle’s service during the First World War. On the 100th anniversary of his great-uncle’s death, he honoured that promise.

  3. How Mary's story of survival is reaching a new generation

    06 June 2018

    Mary Cubillo was just 10 years old when her family was evacuated from Darwin during the Second World War.

  4. 'You’d go a long way to find someone who was more courageous'

    04 June 2018

    Allan Russell was just 21 when he formed an extraordinary alliance with a local Dusun chief named Kulang during Z Special Unit’s Operation Agas 1.

  5. A sign of Remembrance

    30 May 2018

    The Director of the Australian War Memorial is urging people to buy a car poppy to help mark the centenary of the end of the First World War and raise funds for Legacy and the Memorial.

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