Queanbeyan’s original Boer War memorial in Monaro Street, outside Byrne’s Royal Hotel…

Moving story of Queanbeyan’s Boer War memorial

From resurrection to transplantation, the journey of the NSW town’s memorial to a brutal, almost three-year conflict in which Australia really didn’t have any quarrel, the South African Boer War, 1899-1902, is almost unknown.

From CBR City News

A soldier rests on arms during a service marking the 10th anniversary of the dedication of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander War Memorial in Adelaide. (Image: Sergeant Nicci Freeman)

Service held to mark 10th anniversary of Indigenous war memorial

The 10th anniversary of the unveiling Adelaide's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander War Memorial was held on Wednesday.

Located in the Torres Parade Ground precinct on the land of the Karuna people, the memorial recognises and commemorates the service and sacrifice of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who have served Australia.

From NIT National Indigenous Times

Richmond Baker

The saddest selfie

It’s a striking image of a fresh-faced young man taking a photograph of himself reflected in a dresser mirror more than 100 years ago.

Less than a year later, 21-year-old Captain "Rich" Baker was dead, one of the last Australians to be killed in action during the First World War.

From Australian War Memorial

Kogarah RSL Sub-branch members at the Kogarah War Memorial, Carlton
Community News

RSL veterans mark the centenary of the Kogarah War Memorial

Remembrance Day, November 11, 2023 marks 100 years since the Kogarah War Memorlial was dedicated to commemorate Australian armed services personnel who died serving their country.

From St George & Sutherland Shire Leader

Geelong RSL president Andrew Hanns inside the Geelong Peace Memorial. Photo: VINNIE VAN OORSCHOT
Community News

Geelong to stop and honour this Remembrance Day

RESIDENTS across Geelong will stop what they’re doing at 11am on Saturday, November 11 to remember those who gave their lives in times of war and conflict as part of Remembrance Day.

From Geelong Times

RSL Queensland State President, Major General Stephen Day DSC AM.

Remember to Remember on November 11th

RSL Queensland is calling on all Queenslanders to Remember to Remember on Saturday 11 November, with a minute’s silence at the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month to honour the service and sacrifice of our fallen service personnel.

From Australian Seniors

The RAAF Fly Past at the 2022 Remembrance Day Service. Photo: Marian Sampson

Remembrance Day Raymond Terrace

REMEMBRANCE Day, marking the end of fighting on the Western Front on November 11, 1918, is an opportunity to stop, take stock and reflect on the contribution of Australia’s servicemen and women.

From News of the Area

The Ipswich War Museum continues to see growth of local war memorabilia now housing 1,834 pieces.

Ipswich War Museum continues to see growth of local war memorabilia

The Ipswich RSL Sub Branch war museum resides within the walls of Soldiers Memorial Hall, a meaningful repository of history and architectural landmark of profound significance to the local community since the opening of its doors in 1921.

From Ipswich News

Australian Army soldiers from the 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment with members from the Long Tan Veteran's Association attend the 57th anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan service held at the at St John's Cathedral, Brisbane. Photos: Corporal Nicole Dorrett

Soldiers connect with veterans

Marking 57 years since the battle, the camaraderie and unspoken exchanges among veterans were unmistakable as they met at St John’s Cathedral in Brisbane to honour the service and sacrifice of all members involved in the Battle of Long Tan.

From Australian Government Defence

Aboriginal man John Wade served in the Vietnam war. (ABC News: Wiriya Sati)
Community News

Australian War Memorial honours 251st Aboriginal digger from Vietnam war

First Nations men who served during the Vietnam War are being added to the Australian War Memorial's (AWM) official history. There was no conscription for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, but many still volunteered to serve. Fifty years on, their service is finally being recognised by the memorial.

From ABC News

Flight Lieutenant Garry Cooper (retd) in a RAAF Mirage aircraft.
Community News

A historic bird: flying with a Vietnam War pilot

The South Vietnamese sky was a smoky orange as dusk approached in July of 1968. The buzz of a United States Air Force (USAF) O-1 Bird Dog grew louder as it flew metres from the tree tops, looking for enemy targets, at the height of the Vietnam War.

From Australian Government Defence

Mark Ferguson OAM, at Vietnam Veteran (Northern) Day Commemorative Service at Palm Beach RSL Cenotaph. Photo: AJG

Vietnam Veterans Day (Northern) 50th End Of The War March At Palm Beach - All Welcome, All Belong Anniversary

A very special Vietnam Veterans (Northern) Commemorative Service takes place on Sunday August 20th, with a March to the Cenotaph of the Palm Beach RSL (commencing at 10:45 am from Iluka corner near General Store) led by Knox Old Boys Pipe and Drums Band. Organisers are asking all in the community to support local Veterans by attending this year’s March and Service as 2023 marks the 50th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.

From Pittwater Online News

Respected: Mary Elizabeth Cuthbertson’s niece Beth Charles, Ms Charles' granddaughter Bess Merkel, and Ms Cuthbertson’s nephew Melville Charles were on hand to help unveil a plaque honouring the fallen nurse. Photo: MICHAEL CHAMBERS

Memorial bench honours nurse

A PLAQUE in memory of a Ballarat nurse who was killed while serving in Indonesia during World War Two was unveiled along Wendouree Parade on Sunday morning.

From Ballarat Times

Vivian Bullwinkel

Bullwinkel’s story set in stone at the Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial has unveiled a sculpture of Lieutenant Colonel Vivian Bullwinkel AO, MBE, ARRC, ED, in the grounds of the Australian War Memorial, the first of an individual nurse or woman. This sculpture will stand as a constant reminder of her exceptional military service and importance to the story of Australian nursing.

From Australian War Memorial