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Welcome to the December edition


As we near the end of the year, we at the Australian War Memorial take this opportunity to thank you for your support throughout 2015. It has been a momentous year for us, and we are preparing ourselves for an even bigger one in 2016 as we continue to commemorate major First World War centenary anniversaries.

If you are travelling to Canberra over the summer break, be sure to visit the Memorial. We wish you and your family a happy and safe festive season.


Jeff Maynard presents: the lost records of Australia's First World War photographer


Thursday 3 December
12 pm
BAE Systems Theatre, free

In this fascinating talk, illustrated with previously unseen photographs and film, author Jeff Maynard will discuss how he discovered George Hubert Wilkins’ lost records in an Amish barn in 2014, revealing the remarkable story of the man who put a face to the Anzac legend.

For more information visit the events calendar.


Looking for a Christmas present?


A Friends of the Memorial membership is a great gift idea!

Starting from $55, a Friends Membership offers you a subscription to the Memorial’s Wartime magazine, invitations to exclusive activities, and seats at the Anzac Day and Remembrance Day National Ceremonies.

Each membership is an opportunity to support this great institution and "gift" a unique experience to family, friends, and loved ones. Order online or by phoning (02) 6243 4523.


Friends of the Memorial summer program


There are many exciting events organised for the Friends this summer.

Art and the Vietnam war
January 21, 2 pm

Algernon Darge's 19,000 soldiers: Photographs of the First World War – a curatorial insight
February 26, 2 pm

Behind-the-scenes tour of Mitchell storage facility
March 18, 2.30 pm

Places for each event are limited. For further information or to make a booking to attend, please contact the Friends Coordinator on (02) 6243 4523 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Highlight from the blog


The merchant and the butcher: a Western Front story

The Western Front was characterised by the brute force of men against machine, as well as each other. Tens of thousands were lost in the maelstrom of war. But even among the horror, enduring friendships were forged. This is the story of one such friendship.

Wally Brown was a grain merchant. He, like his two brothers, loathed their work and all eventually left. One went to the United States, one to North Queensland, and Wally went to war.

Continue reading the blog ...


Sunday film screening series


The summer holidays are upon us again, and with them comes the annual Australian War Memorial Sunday film screenings. Join us in 2016 for a collection of iconic films exploring the roles and experiences of women during wartime.

The Sapphires Sunday 17 January
Paradise Road Sunday 24 January
A very long engagement Sunday 31 January
Charlotte Gray Sunday 7 February
Testament of youth Sunday 14 February

All screenings are free and will be accompanied by a short introduction delivered by experts from the Memorial.


Summer brochure out now!


The Memorial's Summer Brochure is now available. Download your copy here.


Travelling exhibitions


Ben Quilty: after Afghanistan

Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum
16 January to 15 April 2016


Spirit of Anzac Centenary Experience
University of Wollongong – URAC
11 – 20 January 2016


Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt

Western Australian Museum, Kalgoorlie–Boulder
12 December 2015 to  
14 February 2016



New from the Online Shop


Remembering Vietnam cap 
The Iroquois helicopter is synonymous with the Vietnam War and is well known by its nickname “Huey”. It has been in production for four decades and has been used around the world in many different military and civilian roles.

The Remembering Vietnam cap is adorned with the image of an Iroquois and raised embroidery in striking black, white, and green thread.

Adult, one size fits all. $19.99