A ceremony at the Australian War Memorial will mark 80 years since the start of the Kokoda campaign.

Commemorations mark 80 years since Kokoda

Its name is synonymous with resilience, bravery and courage, and eight decades on the role of Australian troops at Kokoda is still being remembered with pride.


AWM welcomes back full Veterans’ March this Anzac Day

This year for the first time since 2019, the Australian War Memorial will welcome a full Veterans’ March on Anzac Day, Monday 25 April, the 107th anniversary of the landings at Gallipoli.

Australian War Memorial director Matt Anderson said the Memorial has been working closely with the ACT Branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL), which coordinates the march.

26 members of the New Zealand military visited Brockenhurst cemetery
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New Zealand soldiers lay poppies for fallen comrades at St Nicholas's Church in Brockenhurst

Military representatives from New Zealand paid a visit to honour fallen comrades buried in Brockenhurst’s cemetery.

Thousands of soldiers from New Zealand, India and other Commonwealth nations were treated for their wounds in military hospitals in Brockenhurst during the First World War, with the village chosen because of its clear air and good transport links.

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Harry Aldridge

Harry Aldridge: Navigating Bomber Command

Flight Sergeant Harry Aldridge was huddled over a small desk in a Lancaster bomber, flying low over the Netherlands. Sitting in a cramped, curtained-off compartment, he worked by the light of a simple lamp, the pilot relying on him to find the target before guiding the aircraft and its crew safely home.

Standing in front of Memorial Corowa
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Corowa War Memorial Cenotaph restored

Federation Council and the Corowa RSL Sub Branch have partnered together to restore the Corowa War Memorial Cenotaph, just in time for the centenary celebration and ceremony scheduled for Saturday, September 10.

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Taree War Memorial Clock
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Call for information for Taree War Memorial Clock

Do you know any Aboriginal service personnel from the Taree area? The Taree RSL Sub-branch is asking locals to help them add missing names to the Taree War Memorial Clock.

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Students pose next to a tree they planted at Scotsburn primary school, in Victoria Australia, June 20, 2022
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Turkish-Australian ties grow on trees from Gallipoli

Pine cones brought from Turkey by Anzac soldiers find new life as trees symbolising the Turkish-Australian friendship cemented after World War I in a new campaign aiming to raise awareness among Australian students

From Daily Sabah

The red cricket ball in Waller’s naval gunner’s window at the Australian War memorial. Photo: AWM

War windows throw light on a forgotten artist

When the 2022 Napier Waller Art Prize winner is announced at Parliament House on June 23, many may wonder who Napier Waller was, but with the publication of Jan William Smith’s new book, “The Glass Cricket Ball”, that question is well and truly answered.

Walter Williams
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War hero’s final victory

Second World War veteran and Japanese prisoner of war (POW), Walter ‘Wal’ Williams OAM has passed away, aged 99.

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commemoration of Aboriginal and Islander war veterans in Gympie's Memorial Park.284837_01

Veterans’ reconciliation

The once unrecognised Aboriginal and Islander heroes of Australia’s wartime efforts have become part of the Anzac legend and more recently a prominent part of Gympie’s history.

(l-r) Able Seaman Zachary Duke, Leading Aircraftwoman Caylee Wallis and Private Wayne Fourmile from Australia’s Federation Guard at the Australian High Commission in London during preparation for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Guard member’s journey of a lifetime

Standing in uniform on the steps of the large entrance to St Paul’s Cathedral in London, is a long way from Perth for Australia’s Federation Guard member Caylee Wallis.

Commanding Officers of No. 460, 462 and 464 Squadrons, alongside World War Two veterans at the Bomber Command Commemorative Day Wreath Laying Ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra.

Modern Air Force pays respect to our heritage

Members of the public and serving personnel attended the Bomber Command Commemorations to pay tribute to those aviators who made the supreme sacrifice, and to all those men and women who served in Bomber Command, to ensure that their magnificent deeds in the 1939 – 1945 conflict are never forgotten.

Frances Visini and Pamela Tapim went to school together on Thursday Island. Photo: Courtesy Pamela Tapim and Frances Visini
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A lasting friendship

Born and raised on Thursday Island, the two Torres Strait Islander women went to school together before joining the Royal Australian Navy in the 1970s, forging a friendship that continues to this day.

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Sedoi Harvey served in the Australian Army for more than 20 years. Photo: Courtesy Defence

Sedoi Harvey: a life of service

Growing up in Townsville in the 1970s, Sedoi Harvey would often see soldiers.

Seeing them around town, in the movies, and on her television screen at home, she was inspired to join the army. She would go on to serve in the Australian Army for more than 20 years.

Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Berlin, No. 30029617 Otto Stiehl’s photographic study of Private Roland Carter, 51st Battalion, at Wünsdorf-Zossen in 1918. Bpk/ Museum Europäischer Kulturen, Berlin, No. 30029617.

Under the Kaiser's Crescent Moon

A large wooden mosque that once stood 40 kilometres south of Berlin illustrated the global reach of the First World War

Lieutenant Amy Hannigan will play a key role in the dawn service at the war memorial in her home town of Quorn.
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Excited to take part in Anzac Day ceremony

With a population of less than 1500, the town of Quorn, South Australia, is fondly called home by one Army officer. Lieutenant Amy Hannigan, of Headquarters 17th Brigade, will return to Quorn for Anzac Day this year, commemorating its history in conflicts.

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