A refresh for Toc’s memorial hall
The Tocumwal War Memorial Hall is getting a facelift - possibly its first since it was built in approximately 1927 to commemorate the soldiers of the area who served in WWI
From Shepparton News
Touching tribute for Voyager survivors
On the moonless night of February 10, 1964, aircraft carrier HMAS Melbourne sent a signal to Fleet Headquarters in Sydney, which read only ‘Voyager is sunk’. The ship had collided
From Australian Government Defence
Applications now open for inaugural $10,000 military history prize
Applications are now open for the inaugural $10,000 Anzac Memorial Trustees Military History Prize – a new annual award within the prestigious NSW Premier’s History Awards.
From NSW Government
Cronulla RSL to Host War Animal Day Memorial Service
Cronulla RSL will host a special service to commemorate National Day for War Animals on Friday 24th February in the Club’s memorial garden at 10am.
From Get the Word out
World War II Marrinup prisoner of war camp stories unearthed by amateur historian over decades
A dedicated amateur historian has devoted years to finding and recording the stories of German and Italian prisoners of war held in a forest camp south of Perth during World War II.
Place of rest to reflect on lasting war losses
The unveiling of a commemorative seat at Mornington Memorial Park at 11am on Monday 23 January marks the 81st anniversary of the largest loss of life in Australian maritime history, when the Montevideo Maru was sunk in the Pacific during World War II.
Lone Pine found following war memorial theft
Hurstbridge’s Lone Pine, stolen on Monday night from Anzac Memorial Park in Main Road, has been recovered. The tree was yesterday found intact, dumped in a skip bin behind the shops, and has been taken to Edendale Community Environment Farm where nursery staff will assess its health.
Anzac and Anzio, Father and Son
On New Year’s Day 1946, Captain William ‘Bill’ Dunstan penned another long letter to his family. “To-day is the beginning of another year away from you – the last, I hope. It has been a long time now and I have just about had enough of the army.” By that time, Bill had not seen his home or family for five and a half years.
Battle to save one-of-a-kind Victoria Cross medal from being sold to overseas buyer
A campaign to prevent a coveted Victoria Cross (VC) medal from being sent overseas has been launched. The rare medal was awarded to RAF Squadron Leader Arthur Scarf, who in 1941 landed his plane despite being mortally wounded by machine gun fire following a near-suicidal raid.
'Great project' planned at Quorn War Memorial under grant from Veterans Affairs Department
War veterans in the north will be honoured with funding from the federal government. Grey MP Rowan Ramsey said the Quorn-based Flinders Ranges Council would receive $10,000 under the Saluting Their Service program to commission sculptures for the Quorn War Memorial.
From The Transcontinenial Port August
Landmark fountain’s new lease of life
The Archibald Memorial Fountain in Sydney’s Hyde Park is back in action, following an extensive upgrade.
From City of Sydney News
Mapping the Anzac and Allied trail in Crete – an ambitious project begins
An ambitious project to map the routes of ANZAC soldiers on the island of Crete has begun.
Memorial garden officially named
Alfredton's Garden of the Grieving Mother has been officially named, with a sign funded by the Arch of Victory-Avenue of Honour Committee installed last week.
Artwork at upgraded South Australian intersection pays homage to Indigenous veterans
Artwork recognising the contributions of South Australian Aboriginal Veterans has been installed as part of a four-way intersection upgrade in the south Adelaide suburb of Panorama.
Grand hall gets heritage listing
It’s official, the grand and much loved 92-year-old Yarrawonga Shire (Town) Hall is finally on the Victorian Heritage Register.
From Shepparton News
Walking road in Gallipoli battlefield to open to visitors
In order to mark the Gallipoli Campaign, in which the Turks won a great victory during World War I, the route called “Mustafa Kemal Road” will soon be opened to visitors in the region.
Memorial to WW2 crash unveiled
A crowd of about 30 people gathered at Point Addis for the unveiling and dedication of the memorial to wartime action along the Surf Coast during World War II between 1939 and 1945.
Rocky Hill War Memorial and Museum Opens New Exhibition
Goulburn 1939-1945: A memoir of service and the home front opened at Rocky Hill War Memorial Museum on Friday 16 December, 2022.
From The Mirage Goulburn
First woman to be honoured with War Memorial statue
More than 20 years after her death, Broken Hill nurse Lieutenant Colonel Vivian Bullwinkel is set to become the first woman honoured with a statue at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.
Two Salutes To Service
Two ceremonies held in Murgon last weekend aim to ensure the memory of Queen Elizabeth II’s long reign will not be forgotten in a hurry.
Corporal continues family’s Gallipoli legacy
The Australian Defence Force has a rich history of family legacies being carried on through the generations.
The Bostock dynasty started with James Dundee Bostock, who served in 9th Battalion, First Australian Imperial Forces during WW1, and is credited with being the second man to land at Gallipoli.
From Australian Government Defence
We all owe them
It was 25 March 1945, and 24-year-old Jack Tredrea was in the back of a Liberator bomber, preparing to parachute ‘blind’ into Japanese-occupied Borneo.
The clouds had rolled in and visibility was poor, but there was no turning back. It was now or never.
The untold history of Western Australia: How Allied submarines used Fremantle as a secret base during WWII
The news this month that the WA Government has told a strategic review of Australia’s defence force that American and British nuclear-powered submarines should be based — and maintained — in Perth, brought back memories of another time.
Family histories needed for Goulburn war museum exhibition
Staff and volunteers are currently working on the next big exhibition at Goulburn’s Rocky Hill War Memorial Museum and they need your help.