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. The voices of Anzac Day 2018

    09 May 2018

    The 2018 Anzac Day National Ceremony incorporated a short film projected featuring the voices of four Second World War veterans, accompanied by film footage shot during the war. Explore their stories.

  2. Remembering John Metson

    04 May 2018

    Shot through the ankle and unable walk, Corporal John Arthur Metson crawled for three weeks in silent agony to avoid burdening his mates. 

  3. Anzac Connections: Seeking further information

    04 May 2018

    The Memorial is seeking contact with relatives of the persons listed in this article. If are you related to these people, or know how to contact their descendants, please get in contact with the Memorial's Digitised Collections team.

  4. Eastermorn Waller - an Australian casualty of the Paris Kanone

    02 May 2018

    We can only guess what creations might have been made, and what heights we might have soared to, if particular individuals had survived war. So it is with Miss Eastermorn Waller. 

  5. Darktown Strutter’s Ball: Jazz and the Australian Imperial Force

    27 April 2018

    Darktown Strutter’s Ball: Jazz and the Australian Imperial Force

  6. From Daylesford to Villers-Bretonneux

    23 April 2018

    Dr Lachlan Grant’s office is filled with books and stories about war, but it’s a copy of an old photograph of 12 intricately-carved wooden panels that stands out.

  7. 'If we go, we may as well go together'

    21 April 2018

    Rat of Tobruk, Bob Semple, will be speaking at the Anzac Day National Ceremony. Here he tells his remarkable story.

  8. 'There was a bond of friendship and mateship money couldn’t buy'

    21 April 2018

    Bob Semple turns 98 next month, but he remembers the siege of Tobruk as if it was yesterday. Read part two of his story.

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