Category Archives: Australian War Memorial

AWM Plaques unveiled

Members of the FFFAIF were present at the Australian War Memorial on Tuesday 14 February for the dedication of commemorative plaques for the 2nd, 13th, 34th and 54th Australian Infantry Battalions. FFFAIF member and author of Our Gift to the … Continue reading

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Plaque Dedications at AWM

During February 2012 two special dedication services will take place in the grounds of The Australian War Memorial, Canberra for Battalions of the First AIF. Dedication of plaques to commemorate the service and honour of the 2nd, 54th, 13th and 34th Battalions … Continue reading

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*Anzac Day in Canberra

Families and Friends of First AIF member Kerry Patman from Sydney has written this report on her Anzac Day experience at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra: Photo: Entrance to Australian War Memorial Canberra  early on Anzac Day I have not … Continue reading

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*Gallipoli VCs

The Australian War Memorial has a special travelling exhibition to commemorate the 95th anniversary of the Gallipoli Campaign, This Company of Brave Men The Gallipoli VCs . Photo: Captain Albert Jacka VC MC with Bar, first Australian VC winner Gallipoli Peninsula [AWM No.A … Continue reading

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*Mapping Gallipoli

 The Australian War Memorial has over 300 maps from the Gallipoli campaign in its collection. Access to a selection of these maps is available through the AWM website at Mapping Gallipoli.   Photo: Gallipoli Peninsula from Chunuk Bair [Munro Collection] The collection includes … Continue reading

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*Gallipoli Conference

Do you want to learn more about the Gallipoli Campaign, especially the events surrounding the “August Offensive”? The Australian War Memorial is hosting an international conference with leading military historians from around the world to bring multi-national perspectives to the many questions … Continue reading

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* Gallipoli 2010

25th April 2010 will be the 95th Anniversary of the landing of Australian troops on the shores of Gallipoli. The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Alan Griffin, has recently announced a number of initiatives to commemorate the Anniversary including: Gallipoli’s Victoria Cross … Continue reading

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1st Aust Tunnelling Co

Edgeworth David, Professor of Geology at Sydney University and Ernest Skeats, Professor of Geology at Melbourne University proposed formation of the Mining Corps to the Federal Government early in 1915 and by June 1916 the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company was operational … Continue reading

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AWM Honour Roll Photos

The Australian War Memorial is home to The Australian Roll of Honour which records and commemorates the names of Australia’s war dead. It takes the form of bronze panels in the Memorial’s Commemorative Area and the Roll of Honour database, which is … Continue reading

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A is for Animals

There is a new exhibition open until 22 July at the Australian War memorial called A is For Animals. The Australian War Memorial describes its exhibitions as offering: an A to Z of animals in war, from mascots and messengers … Continue reading

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