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Australian War Memorial Tips (72)

Canberra War Memorial a must see destination

The Australian War Memorial is the national capital icon and is considered one of the nation’s best. The Australian War Memorial was opened in 1941. It is a collection of historical information,...
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Sep 10, 2014

Bellona - The Offensive Goddess

Dear reader – sit down and let me tell you a story – a story of Canberra’s first statue and war memorial.But before I start - while driving by the War Memorial last week (Dec 2014) I noticed that...
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wabat
Jul 14, 2015

War Memorial – Sculpture Garden Pt 2 of 2

This is part two of my tip on the Australian War Memorial’s Sculpture Garden. Part 1 can be found here. There is actually also a part 3 which relates to one particular statue about which I would like...
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wabat
Dec 22, 2014

War Memorial – Sculpture Garden Pt 1 of 2

I have divided this tip into two (ok 3) separate tips so that I can include pictures of all 10 monuments I would like to tell you a little about. Tip 2 can be found here .Tip 3 actually relates to one...
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wabat
Dec 22, 2014

The Australian War Memorial

This should top the list as a 'must see'. Situated across the lake from Parliament House, along the Anzac Avenue axis (see heading photo) and directly below Mt Ainslie, the Australian War Memorial is...
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tiabunna
Apr 17, 2006

Simpson and his donkey

The exploits of a man and his donkey during the ill-conceived and executed battle on the Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey are the stuff of legend. How this man carried wounded troops back from the front...
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iandsmith
Sep 19, 2005

National Aboriginal War Memorial or Not?

Each year on ANZAC Day (25 April) thousand of veterans, serving personnel and members of the general public attend the dawn service at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra to remember those who...
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wabat
Jun 07, 2016

Menin Gate Lions

The Menin Gate Lions and the painting Menin Gate at Midnight are currently on loan to the Canadian War Museum and will then go to Belgian city of Ypres in time for the centenary of the battle of...
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wabat
Apr 19, 2015

War Memorial - getting personal

I never knew the man, only his wife and his son. At the age of 35 he found himself in the god forsaken mud that was the battlefield at Ypres. He had travelled from South Australia and married Bathia...
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iandsmith
Apr 08, 2010

‘Conflicts 1945 to Today’ Galleries

The ‘Conflicts 1945 to Today’ galleries at the Australian War Memorial commemorate Australia’s post WWII war and peace-keeping operations. The galleries cover Korea, Malaya and Indonesia, Vietnam,...
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wabat
Dec 24, 2015

Commemorative Courtyard and Roll of Honour

As you enter the Australian War Memorial, passing between two medieval stone lions that once stood at the gateway of the Menin road at Ypres, now Ieper, (currently on loan to the Canadian War Museum...
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wabat
Dec 24, 2015

The Shellal Mosaic

About the last thing you'd expect to find in a war museum is a floor mosaic from historical times. I, for one, was pleasantly surprised when I stumbled across the Shellal Mosaic that was originally...
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iandsmith
Sep 17, 2005
 
 
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Things to Do Near Australian War Memorial

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Blundell's Cottage

This cottage, now located in Commonwealth Park, was constructed as a home for Duntroon Estate workers in the 1860s and as such predates Canberra’s selection as the National Capital. It has been home...
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ANZAC Parade

This memorial, a crescent-shaped wall and five pillars derived from the symbol and star on the Turkish flag was dedicated on 25 April 1985 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing....
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National Library of Australia

Libraries are not typically on my list of must dos when I visit somewhere but this one, Australia’s largest with approximately 10 million items comprising books, journals, newspapers, archives,...
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Lake Burley Griffin

On a nice calm day, of which we have many in Canberra, with the right cloud conditions you can see some wonderful reflections on Lake Burley Griffin as you walk along the northern shoreline of the...
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ACT Legislative Assembly

As far as I can work out from its website, outside the rare ‘Open Day’ the Australian Capital Territory’s (ACT) Legislative Assembly (local government – see footnote below) building is only open to...
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Festival - Floriade

I am sad to open this review by saying that I was rather disappointed with Floriade 2014. Billed as Australia’s biggest celebration of spring, Floriade is an annual flower display which has now run...
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Getting to Australian War Memorial

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Treloar Crescent, Campbell

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  • Sunday 10:00 to 17:00
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