Focus: photography and war 1945–2006

Focus: photography and war 1945-2006, AWM P05381.022

Until 19 March 2007. An exhibition showcasing the work of 15 photographers and photojournalists operating in conflict zones across the world, illustrating the impact of Australian deployment over the past 60 years on Asia and Africa and, more recently, in the Middle East, Timor, and Melanesia. Free entry.

Contact - Photographs from the Australian War Memorial collection

Contact - Photographs from the Australian War Memorial collection
Contact - Photographs from the Australian War Memorial collection by Shaune Lakin is the first, authoritative survey of the Memorial's photographic collection and of the history of Australian war photography. Available from the Australian War Memorial shop.

First World War diaries

First World War diaries

The Australian Light Horse unit war diaries from the First World War have been digitally scanned in full colour and are available online. This marks the start of a project to digitise all of the archival series AWM4 Australian Imperial Force unit war diaries, 1914-18 War. As other diaries are completed they will be progressively added to the website.

George Lambert: Gallipoli and Palestine landscapes

George Lambert: Gallipoli and Palestine landscapes

This exhibition traces Lambert’s work through his first journey to Palestine and the Sinai in 1918 and the Australian Historical Mission to Gallipoli in 1919. It includes paintings described by Charles Bean as “brilliant little flashes, vivid with life”.

George Lambert: Gallipoli and Palestine landscapes will be on display in the Special Exhibitions Gallery from 30 March 2007 to 29 July 2007, and then begin its extensive Australian tour.

Lawrence of Arabia and the Light Horse

Lawrence of Arabia, AWM B02170

This is the Memorial's first blog. It is focussed on our summer exhibition for 2007-08 which will feature Lawrence of Arabia and his actions in assisting the Arab Revolt in 1916-18 and the operations of the Light Horse and other Australians in Palestine at the same time.

Visiting the Memorial

Gallery & Memorial Shop Hours
10 am - 5 pm daily
Closed on Christmas Day

Visiting the Memorial

Research Centre Hours
10 am - 5 pm Mon to Fri
1 pm - 5 pm Sat

Closed Sundays and ACT public holidays

Disruptions to Research Centre services 2007


Today at the Memorial

Today at the Memorial
Time Activity
4:50 PM Closing Ceremony There is a daily Closing Ceremony featuring either a live Bugler or Piper

What’s on at the Memorial