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The Australian War Memorial: Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society. Created by: PICRYL - Public Domain Media Search EngineDated: 1945
The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a museum, and an extensive archive. Its collections, commemorative ceremonies, exhibitions and research help Australians remember, interpret, and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.

It was in August 1916 that Charles Bean, then the Australian official war correspondent, and later the official historian, developed the idea for a memorial museum. The organisation of the collection began in May 1917 under John Treloar, a young army officer who was later appointed Director of the Memorial. He laid the foundation for all of the Memorial’s collections, which include objects, works of art, photographs, film, sound recordings, official and personal records, books, maps, and ephemera. The collection includes material from 1789 to the present.
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Icon Christmas Greetings, public domain photograph

Icon Christmas Greetings, public domain photograph

ID number: BEL/70/0010/VN.Photographer: Christopher John Bellis .Place: Nui Dat, Vietnam..Corporal Don Sutherland of the 104th Signal Squadron listens to a Christmas message from his family...Rights Info: No k... More

Private Pinkerton, another soldier and friend with a koala

Private Pinkerton, another soldier and friend with a koala

ID Number: DA08446 .Maker: Darge Photographic Company .Place made: Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia. ..Taken at Broadmeadows Army camp...The photographer's register only lists Private Pinkerton so we do... More

The Officer Commanding ascends during World War I

The Officer Commanding ascends during World War I

ID number: E01190.Photographer: Unknown Australian Official Photographer.Place: Belgium: Western Front (Belgium), Ypres Area, Ypres..The Officer Commanding A Company in the basket of an observation balloon abou... More

Portrait of JT Kennedy during World War I

Portrait of JT Kennedy during World War I

ID number: DA14479A.Photographer: Darge Photographic Company.Date: c 23 March 1916.Place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows..Portrait of J T Kennedy. This is one of a series of photographs taken by t... More

A pilot and observer in front of a Bristol aircraft

A pilot and observer in front of a Bristol aircraft

ID Number: B01650 .Maker: Hurley, James Francis (Frank) .Place made: Palestine .Date made: c 1918 ..A pilot (left) and observer (right), in front of a Bristol aircraft of No 1 Squadron Australian Flyin... More

Observer, pilot, and Bristol Fighter F2B aircraft

Observer, pilot, and Bristol Fighter F2B aircraft

ID Number: P03631.013 .Maker: Hurley, James Francis (Frank) .Place made: Palestine: Mejdel Jaffa Area, Mejdel .Date made: 25 February 1918-28 February 1918 ..Observer, pilot, and Bristol Fighter F2B ai... More

An unidentified soldier of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), taken in the field in Korea.

An unidentified soldier of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Reg...

ID Number: HOBJ2662 .Maker: Hobson, Phillip Oliver .Place made: Korea ..Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection ( http:// ) ..: ca... More

A Belgian priest and an Australian padre with some village children

A Belgian priest and an Australian padre with some village children

ID Number: E04142 .Place made: Solre-le-Chateau, France ..Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection ( http:// ) ..: cas.awm.gov.au/phot... More

Able Seaman Cooper - Australian navy photo

Able Seaman Cooper - Australian navy photo

ID number: 006848.Photographer: Silk, George.Date: March 1941..Able Seaman Cooper of HMAS Perth, showing off his beard...Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...This photograph is from the Australian War... More

Moggy Catmull - Australian navy photo

Moggy Catmull - Australian navy photo

ID number: 006845.Photographer: Silk, George.Date: March 1941.. ‘Moggy’ Catmull of HMAS Perth, dressing his beard...Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...This photograph is from the Australian War Memo... More

Dorothy Chadwick and Noel Maginness on their wedding day, 1943

Dorothy Chadwick and Noel Maginness on their wedding day, 1943

Wedding photograph of Sergeant Noel Ronald Maginness, RAAF, and Corporal (Cpl) Dorothy Desley Chadwick, WAAAF. The wedding took place on 12 June 1943 at St Michael's Church, Flinders Street, Surry Hills, Sydne... More

Captain Michelson and “Tim” the turtle

Captain Michelson and “Tim” the turtle

ID Number: 001117 .Maker: Damien Peter Parer .Place made: Palestine, Julis . .Captain D Michelson with a turtle named “Tim”, the mascot of the 2/2nd Battalion. ..Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions... More

War brides learn about Australia, 1952

War brides learn about Australia, 1952

3/3522 Sergeant T. R. MacQuin of Australian Army Education Service stands in front of a class of Japanese war brides to give them information about Australia...Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...Thi... More

Captain R A Little during World War I

Captain R A Little during World War I

ID Number: A05200 ..Captain R A Little, DSO and Bar; DSC and Bar: Croix de Guerre and star - top Australian fighter ace of the First World War. During his service with the RNAS he was credited with 47 air ... More

Australian Troops - George Silk during World War I

Australian Troops - George Silk during World War I

ID number: 001390/31.Photographer: unknown.Place: Melbourne, Australia..Department of Information photographer, George Silk, with his 35mm Contax camera aboard a troopship bound for the Middle East...Rights Inf... More

Captain George Hubert Wilkins during World War I

Captain George Hubert Wilkins during World War I

ID number: E03915.Photographer: Unknown.Place: Ronssoy, France..Australian photographer, Captain George Hubert Wilkins, MC, (right) with Staff Sergeant William Joyce (left), standing with tripod and camera on a... More

The Prime Minister of Australia William Hughes and six unidentified officers

The Prime Minister of Australia William Hughes and six unidentified of...

ID Number: E04351 .Place made: Ham-sur-Heure, Belgium ..Australian Official Photograph taken outside the chateau which served as the Australian Corps Headquarters...Rights Info: No known copyright restricti... More

Two unidentified soldiers enjoy some recreation time at a sandbagged Navy Army Air Force Institute (NAAFI)

Two unidentified soldiers enjoy some recreation time at a sandbagged N...

ID Number: HOBJ3241 . .Maker: Hobson, Phillip Oliver .Place made: Korea ..Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection ( http:// ) ..: c... More

Private W D Leitch - Australia in World War Two

Private W D Leitch - Australia in World War Two

ID number: 051287.Photographer: unknown.Place: Brighton, Tasmania..Private (Pte) W D Leitch taking Pte Maxwell Coombes’ identification photograph following his enlistment...Rights Info: No known copyright restr... More

Japanese music. Public domain, Post-war Japan.. Public domain image of 1950s Japan.

Japanese music. Public domain, Post-war Japan.. Public domain image of...

ID number: HOBJ5213.Photographer: Phillip Oliver Hobson.Place: Kure, Japan..Recording Japanese musical instruments for a Britcom Broadcasting Station program...Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions..Thi... More

A sailor with his family - Australian navy photo

A sailor with his family - Australian navy photo

ID number: 001223.Date: 31 March 1940..Sydney, New South Wales: Unidentified sailor from HMAS Perth and his family. ..Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...This photograph is from the Australian War Me... More

An unidentified family group - Australian navy photo

An unidentified family group - Australian navy photo

ID number: 001229.Date made: 31 March 1940.HMAS Perth. Unidentified family group. ..Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection ( http:// )... More

Cooling down with an ice block under summer skies in New Zealand

Cooling down with an ice block under summer skies in New Zealand

ID number: 150875.Photographer: George Silk.Date: June 1942.Place: North Island, New Zealand...Sick and wounded Australian and New Zealand troops from the Middle East were brought home safely on the hospital sh... More

A kiss interrupts the march, 1943

A kiss interrupts the march, 1943

138386.cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/138386 ( http://cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/138386 ) .Melbourne, VIC. .31 March 1943 .A female from the crowd, carried away with excitement, kisses a member of the 9th Australian... More

A bike ride in Derbyshire, under summer skies

A bike ride in Derbyshire, under summer skies

ID number: P07841.008.Photographer: Unknown.Date: July 1944.Place: Derbyshire, England..Informal outdoor portrait of 434484 Flying Officer (FO) Gwynne Thomas and 429369 FO Richard Rodney (Rod) Young, both 463 S... More

Clive and Frederick  Beale with unidentified family members

Clive and Frederick Beale with unidentified family members

ID number: P01649.011 .Photographer: Unknown.Date Made: 1945.Informal portrait of two Aboriginal servicemen, NX107875 Private (Pte) Clive Beale (right) and his brother NX31736 Pte Frederick Beale (left) in the... More

Volunteers recondition army towels

Volunteers recondition army towels

ID number: 066455.Photographer: E C Johnston.Place made: Sydney, New South Wales.Date made: 30 May 1950.Volunteer workers of the Australian Country Women's association in George Street at the sewing machine ... More

An unidentified soldier enjoys some recreation time at a sandbagged Navy Army Air Force Institute (NAAFI) post

An unidentified soldier enjoys some recreation time at a sandbagged Na...

ID Number: HOBJ3242 . .Maker: Hobson, Phillip Oliver .Place made: Korea ..Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection ( http:// ) ..: c... More

National Service training at Wacol

National Service training at Wacol

Bruce Colin Reedman (photographer).Wacol, Queensland .August 1958 .A camouflaged bren gun trench taken during a trek by A Company, 11th National Service Training Battalion basic training at Wacol, Qld. ..Rig... More

National Servicemen from 6 RAR prior to leaving for Vietnam

National Servicemen from 6 RAR prior to leaving for Vietnam

Unknown photographer .Enoggera, Queensland .1966 .Members of 8 platoon, C Company, 6th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, in the battalion lines at Enoggera, Queensland, prior to deployment to Vietnam in May... More

Christmas in Vietnam, 1971

Christmas in Vietnam, 1971

ID Number: FOD/71/0615/VN .Maker: Ford, John Alfred ..South Vietnam. Private (Pte) David McColl of Page, ACT, hanging puddings to mature before Christmas. Pte McColl spent his spare time during the weeks l... More

French Kite Balloon with ground party.

French Kite Balloon with ground party.

ID number: H18111.Photographer: Unknown.Place: France: Vosges..French Kite Balloon with ground party...Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions..This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collect... More

Captain Roberts DSO and three unidentified Australian 5th Division officers

Captain Roberts DSO and three unidentified Australian 5th Division off...

ID Number: P04229.002 .Maker: London Portrait Company. .Place made: London, England ..Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection ( ht... More

A cat on HMAS Encounter - Public domain photograph

A cat on HMAS Encounter - Public domain photograph

ID Number: 304910 .Photograph taken during the First World War..The feline mascot of the light cruiser HMAS Encounter ( http:///units/unit_10622.asp ) , peering from the muzzle of a 6 inch gun. . .Rights Info:... More

Australian Troops - London town during World War I

Australian Troops - London town during World War I

ID number: D00711.Photographer: Unknown.Place: London, United Kingdom..Sergeant W. H. Joyce, the Australian Official Cinematographer recording Australian soldiers in London before their return to Australia...Se... More

Red Cross pioneer during World War I

Red Cross pioneer during World War I

ID number: H19278.Photographer: unknown.Place: unknown..Vera Deakin, daughter of former Prime Minister Alfred Deakin, established the Australian Branch of the Wounded and Missing Enquiry Bureau in 1915. The bur... More

Captain Charles C Matheson and Lieutenant C R Fenwicke

Captain Charles C Matheson and Lieutenant C R Fenwicke

ID Number: P01457.001 ..Captain Charles C Matheson (left) and Lieutenant C R Fenwicke, both of No. 3 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps (AFC) beside their RE8 aircraft. ..Rights Info: No known copyright restr... More

Australian soldiers watching the ascent

Australian soldiers watching the ascent

ID number: E01174.Photographer: Unknown Australian Official Photographer.Place: Belgium: Western Front (Belgium), Ypres Area, Ypres..Australian soldiers watching the ascent of an observation balloon over Ypres.... More

An unidentified soldier of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), taken in the field in Korea.

An unidentified soldier of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Reg...

ID Number: HOBJ2681 .Maker: Hobson, Phillip Oliver .Place made: Korea ..Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection ( http:// ) ..: ca... More

Members of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), at Anzac Park, Kure

Members of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), at...

ID Number: HOBJ2590 .Maker: Hobson, Phillip Oliver .Place made: Japan . .Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection ( http:// ) ..: c... More

Captain Frank Hurley - Egypt - Australia in World War Two

Captain Frank Hurley - Egypt - Australia in World War Two

ID number: 005304.Photographer: unknown.Place: Sallum, Egypt ..Captain Frank Hurley, official photographer, discusses photographic opportunities for the forthcoming Battle of Bardia with Major Gordon Hurley, 6t... More

Farewell and good luck - Australia in World War Two

Farewell and good luck - Australia in World War Two

ID number: 002268/11.Photographer: Edward ‘Ted' L F Cranstone.Place: Melbourne, Australia..An ABC journalist records a description of the scene as the troopship Orontes sails from Melbourne. ..Rights Info: No ... More

Christmas in Gaza, 1941 - Australian Troops in World War Two

Christmas in Gaza, 1941 - Australian Troops in World War Two

ID Number: 022495 ..Place made: Gaza, Palestine. .. V.A.Ds (Voluntary Aid Detachments) preparing their Christmas decorations at the 1st Australian General Hospital..Rights Info: No known copyright restrictio... More

George Silk - Australia in World War Two

George Silk - Australia in World War Two

ID number: 013757.Photographer: unknown.Place: New Guinea..Department of Information photographer George Silk...Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions..This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial'... More

Wire recording - Australian Troops in World War Two

Wire recording - Australian Troops in World War Two

ID number: VIC1724.Photographer: Unknown.Place: Melbourne, Australia..Flying Officer Peter Hemery of the RAAF Directorate of Public Relations Combat Recording Unit, making a wire recording...Rights Info: No kn... More

Sewing room at Government House, Melbourne

Sewing room at Government House, Melbourne

ID number: 052574.Place made: Melbourne, Victoria.Date made: 24 June 1943.Red Cross sewing room at Government House..Rights information: No known copyright restrictions..This photograph is from the Australia... More

War brides, 1943 during World War I, World War II photo

War brides, 1943 during World War I, World War II photo

Australia's first school for wives was organised by Captain Cecil Gidley, AIF, secretary of the Lord Mayor of Sydney's Allied Relations Committee and Officer-in-Charge of the American Division, Australian Depar... More

New hat ready for summer under summer skies

New hat ready for summer under summer skies

ID number: 057735.Photographer: James Tait .Date: 20 September 1943.Place: Cairns, QLD..QFX49402 Private J. Rogers, nurse, member of the women's services of the 5th Australian camp hospital in the new issue fu... More

Lena Cohn and Tony Cansdale cut their wedding cake, 1947

Lena Cohn and Tony Cansdale cut their wedding cake, 1947

Lieutenant Robert Antony (Tony) Evelyn Cansdale helps his new bride, Lena Cohn, cut their wedding cake with his ceremonial sword, at Haifa, Palestine, on 19 November 1947. ..Tony Cansdale entered the Royal Navy... More

Jack and Hazel Smith come home to Australia

Jack and Hazel Smith come home to Australia

ID number: P08500.002.Photographer: R J Morson Photographics .Date Made: April 1953 ..Sydney, New South Wales: Portrait of Jack and Hazel Smith (nee Holloway) on their return to Australia after some years livi... More

Cora and Henry Forrest on their wedding day

Cora and Henry Forrest on their wedding day

Studio portrait of Captain Henry Garnett Forrest (born 1895) and his wife Cora on their wedding day. Captain Forrest served with No 2 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps (AFC) ( http:///units/unit_10836.asp ) an... More

Colonel Granville Ryrie and a box kite, 1914

Colonel Granville Ryrie and a box kite, 1914

ID Number: P01221.002 .Sydney, NSW. .Photographer: Laker & Co., 119 George Street, Camperdown..C. 1914. Colonel Granville Ryrie mounted on his horse Plain Bill, in front of a Bristol box kite. Ryrie took this h... More

Australian troops going into action, 25 April 1915

Australian troops going into action, 25 April 1915

ID Number: G00907 .Maker: Charles Edwin Woodrow (C E W) Bean ( http:///people/20388.asp ) .Gallipoli, Plugge's Plateau, 25 April 1915..Australian troops going into action across Plugge's Plateau after the ... More

Australian artillerymen dragging guns into position, 25 April 1915

Australian artillerymen dragging guns into position, 25 April 1915

ID Number: G00918 .Maker: Charles Edwin Woodrow (C E W) Bean ( http:///people/20388.asp ) .Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. 26 April 1915. ..Australian artillerymen dragging guns into position after the landin... More

Wartime marriage - Public domain portrait print

Wartime marriage - Public domain portrait print

ID number: P10378.001.Photographer: May Moore.Place: Sydney, NSW..Stella Davies volunteered for the Australian Army Nursing Service in March 1915, serving in Egypt and France with No. 1 Australian General Hospi... More

The position covering Quinn's Post and the Chessboard, 25 April 1915

The position covering Quinn's Post and the Chessboard, 25 April 1915

ID Number: J05582 .Maker: Harold Arthur Barker.Gallipoli Peninsula, 25 April 1915 . .The position covering Quinn's Post and the Chessboard on the Gallipoli Peninsula occupied by the 7th Battalion Machine... More

Mrs McCall's mending HQ during World War I

Mrs McCall's mending HQ during World War I

ID Number DAODS00545.Darge Photographic Company.Seymour, Melbourne, Australia.C. September 1915.Portrait of Mrs McCall Group (mending headquarters).Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions..This photograph ... More

Cat with wings - Australia in World War Two

Cat with wings - Australia in World War Two

ID no.138288.Photgrapher: Herald Newspaper.Place: Cressy, Victoria..A very young cat called "Aircrew", the mascot of the Cressy Royal Australian Air Force flying school, looks into the photographer’s flash. ..R... More

Cats in a hammock - Australia in World War Two

Cats in a hammock - Australia in World War Two

ID number: 009425.Photographer: George Silk.Place: Middle East ..Aboard the HMAS Nizam, the ship’s cats have a custom made cat hammock to themselves. Australian destroyer Nizam was one of the “Tobruk ferries” –... More

Boy with camouflage nets, 1942, World War II photo

Boy with camouflage nets, 1942, World War II photo

ID Number: 136305 .Maker: Herald Newspaper .Melbourne, Victoria..A schoolboy from the Ascot Vale Public School proudly displays camouflage nets made by his fellow pupils...Rights Info: No known copyright r... More

An American soldier with a joey, 1942

An American soldier with a joey, 1942

ID Number: 013225 .Maker: John Earl (Earl) McNeil..An American soldier at an advanced allied base, with his pet kangaroo..Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...This photograph is from the Australian Wa... More

Air raid practice, Melbourne, 1942

Air raid practice, Melbourne, 1942

ID Number: 136390 .Maker: Herald Newspaper .Melbourne, Victoria..A nurse entertaining babies on a mattress under a table at the Camberwell babies home during an air raid practice. ..Rights Info: No known ... More

Mr Simpson talks to an unidentified Chinese family

Mr Simpson talks to an unidentified Chinese family

ID number: 074105.Date Made: 16 June 1944.Hansa Bay, New Guinea. Mr F Simpson, official war correspondent for the Australian Broadcasting Commission, interviewing a Chinese family who were members of a party of... More

Churchill and cat, World War II photo

Churchill and cat, World War II photo

ID no : 00957.Photographer: unknown.Place: at sea, on board HMS Prince of Wales..British Prime Minister, Mr. Winston Churchill, photographing in the act of patting the bushy tailed, black cat mascot of HMS Prin... More

The Glenks and the Bachers - Australian Troops in World War Two

The Glenks and the Bachers - Australian Troops in World War Two

ID number: 030242/13.Photographer: Ronald Leslie Stewart.Date Made: 7 March 1945..Tatura, Victoria, Australia: Family groups of German Internees at No. 3 Camp, Tatura Internment Group. Back row, left to right... More

Jack Band - Australia in World War Two

Jack Band - Australia in World War Two

ID number: 018706.Photographer: unknown.Place: Labuan Island, Borneo..Department of Information photographer Jack Band with his speed graphic camera and Trooper Gerald Honnor of Maitland, SA, sheltering in a di... More

A tiny machine used to sew borders on covers

A tiny machine used to sew borders on covers

ID number: 092222.Place made: Morotai.Date made: 16 May 1945.Private F. Simmonds, Australian Army Medical Women's Service, 2/5 General Hospital, in her spare time, uses a diminutive sewing machine to sew bor... More

Trimming the beard - Australia in World War Two

Trimming the beard - Australia in World War Two

ID number: 112350.Photographer: Unknown.Date: 19 July 1945.Place: At Sea..Able Seaman Chadwick trimming the beard of Engine Room Artificer Jones, aboard HMAS Hobart...Rights Info: No known copyright restriction... More

Unidentified sailors on HMAS Perth

Unidentified sailors on HMAS Perth

ID Number: 006602 .Maker: Silk, George ..Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection ( http:// ) ..: cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/006602 ( ... More

Troops row to the beach, 25 April 1915

Troops row to the beach, 25 April 1915

ID Number: G00900 .Maker: Charles Edwin Woodrow (C E W) Bean ( http:///people/20388.asp ) .Gallipoli Peninsula, 25 April 1915 ..Troops of the 1st Brigade row to the beach and empty boats return from the s... More

Awaiting orders, 25 April 1915 during World War I

Awaiting orders, 25 April 1915 during World War I

ID Number: P01016.004 .Gallipoli Peninsula, 25 April 1915 ..Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, awaiting orders from the southern edge below Plugges Plateau. Colonel Dobbin is in the c... More

Eileen Ive and John Bagot on their wedding day, 1915

Eileen Ive and John Bagot on their wedding day, 1915

c 1 June 1915; c April 1915..Portrait of Bagot Wedding Couple. The groom is Acting Sergeant (later Lieutenant) John Frederick Bagot who embarked on 12 May 1915 and served with the 13th Light Horse Regiment ( ht... More

Australian Troops - Stowaway during World War I

Australian Troops - Stowaway during World War I

ID number: P04683.010.Photographer: Robert John Fletcher.Place: at sea..Unhappy with the restrictions on women’s service during the First World War, 18-year-old Maud Butler tried to stowaway twice to the front.... More

Australian S.E.5A fighter aeroplanes of No. 6 (Training) Squadron

Australian S.E.5A fighter aeroplanes of No. 6 (Training) Squadron

ID Number: D00435 .Maker: Unknown .Place made: United Kingdom: England, Minchinhampton .Date made: March 1919 . .Australian S.E.5A fighter aeroplanes (serials B127; D351 and F9075) of No. 6 (Training) ... More

Women and children on board ship

Women and children on board ship

ID number: D00935 .Photographer: Unknown.Date Made: December 1919.At sea: Informal group portrait of wives and babies on board the SS Borda. Family ships were arranged at intervals to carry men with wives and ... More

An unidentified Australian soldier with French orphan boy 'Digger', Henri Heremene.

An unidentified Australian soldier with French orphan boy 'Digger', He...

ID Number: A03678 .Place made: Hurdcott, England..Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection ( http:// ) ..: cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/A... More

An unidentified soldier of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (3RAR), taken in the field in Korea.

An unidentified soldier of the 3rd Battalion, The Royal Australian Reg...

ID Number: HOBJ2664 .Maker: Hobson, Phillip Oliver .Place made: Korea ..Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection ( http:// ) ..: cas... More

Step into the blockhouse - Australian Troops in World War Two

Step into the blockhouse - Australian Troops in World War Two

ID number: P00687.287.Photographer: Cyril Hampden Isaac..Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions..The outline of a battered concrete redoubt is just visible over the scene of an unidentified woman standing... More

Cats of the sea - Australia in World War Two

Cats of the sea - Australia in World War Two

ID: P02790.031.Photographer unknown.Place: on board HMAS Melbourne..An informal portrait of Able Seaman Raymond Stewart Haig, on board HMAS Melbourne, holding two ship's cats...Rights info: no known copyright r... More

Chasing geese for Christmas dinner under summer skies in Syria

Chasing geese for Christmas dinner under summer skies in Syria

ID number: 021089.Photographer: unknown.Date: December 1941.Place: Syria..The cook of an Australian engineer’s unit, brandishing a chopper, chasing geese to prepare them for Christmas dinner...Rights Info: No k... More

Recording at sea - Australia in World War Two

Recording at sea - Australia in World War Two

ID number: 023734.Photographer: Unknown.Place: At Sea, Middle East region..ABC Field Recording Unit onboard HMAS Perth, recording messages to be broadcast “back home” in Australia. ..Rights Info: No known copy... More

Waiting to go on to the tennis court under summer skies

Waiting to go on to the tennis court under summer skies

ID number: 065150.Photographer: Robert Bruce Irving.Date: 27 March 1944.Place: Toorak VIC..Group portrait of trainees of the Australian women’s Army service officers training school waiting to go on to the tenn... More

Champion beards - Australia in World War Two

Champion beards - Australia in World War Two

ID number: 017633.Photographer: Short, Gordon Herbert.Date: 27 September 1944.Place: South West Pacific Area..The champion beards on the HMAS Shropshire...Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...This pho... More

Champion Beard of the whole Navy

Champion Beard of the whole Navy

ID number: 017306.Photographer: Edwards, Reg J.Date: 16 June 1944.Place: At sea, New Guinea..This beard belonging to Able Seaman J. Kearney is claimed by his shipmates to be the champion beard of the whole Navy... More

Jitterbugging in Swanston Street, Melbourne

Jitterbugging in Swanston Street, Melbourne

Id number: 112664.Date: 15 August 1945..Melbourne: Jitterbug dancing in Swanston Street during the Victory Pacific celebrations in the city streets. .Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions..This photograp... More

'Ferdie', the Pygmy Flying Phalanger, 1945

'Ferdie', the Pygmy Flying Phalanger, 1945

ID Number: OG2824 .Maker: John Thomas Harrison.Place made: Halmahera Islands, Morotai..'Ferdie', the Pygmy Flying Phalanger, is on active service with a famous RAAF Spitfire squadron. He belongs to O35898 Flyin... More

War brides and babies, 1945 - Public domain botanical illustration

War brides and babies, 1945 - Public domain botanical illustration

ID Number: P00561.033 .Maker: Australian News And Information Bureau .Melbourne, Victoria. ..Four wives of American servicemen gather with their children in the Botanical Gardens during one of their freque... More

Fumiko Isumizawa and G McCaughey cutting their wedding cake, 1952

Fumiko Isumizawa and G McCaughey cutting their wedding cake, 1952

NX206532 Sergeant G. C. McCaughey (of Britcom Laundry Unit) and his Japanese bride Fumiko Isumizawa cutting the wedding cake after their marriage...Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...This photograph... More

National Servicemen wait to go home after completion of training

National Servicemen wait to go home after completion of training

Graham Eckett (photographer).Ingleburn, New South Wales .March 1959 .Unidentified men from C Company, 13th National Service Battalion, based at Bardia Barracks, Ingleburn, waiting to go home after completing th... More

A row of spherical barrage balloons used for suspending aerial nets

A row of spherical barrage balloons used for suspending aerial nets

ID number: P08160.005.Photographer: Unknown.Place: Italy: Brindisi..Inscription reads "Air Mines at Air Sheds." Part of a collection of images belonging to a crew member on HMAS Huon during the First World War.... More

Wartime care - Public domain scan / print

Wartime care - Public domain scan / print

ID number: P04233.001.Photographer: John Samuel Wiley.Place: Brisbane, Queensland..More than 3‚000 Australian nurses volunteered for active service during the First World War. The first draft of nursing staff, ... More

Portrait of Gunner Atchison during World War I

Portrait of Gunner Atchison during World War I

ID number: DACS0112A.Photographer: Darge Photographic Company.Date: c 1914-1915.Place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows..Portrait of Gunner (Gnr) Bernard Michael Atchison, 8th Field Artillery Brigad... More

Australian nursing sisters sitting in deck chairs and sewing

Australian nursing sisters sitting in deck chairs and sewing

ID number: P05382.013.Photographer: Unknown.Place made: At sea.Date made: c 1915.Australian nursing sisters sitting in deck chairs and sewing on board the hospital ship HMAT Karoola. The sign behind them in... More

Inflating an observation balloon

Inflating an observation balloon

ID number: E01248.Photographer: Hurley, James Francis (Frank).Place: Belgium: Western Front (Belgium), Ypres Area, Ypres..A large group of unidentified soldiers inflating an observation balloon near Ypres...Rig... More

Group portrait members of the 68th Squadron, Australian Flying Corps

Group portrait members of the 68th Squadron, Australian Flying Corps

ID Number: E01434 .Maker: Unknown .Place made: France: Picardie, Somme, Baizieux .Date made: 7 December 1917 ..Group portrait of Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Watt and officers of the 68th Squadron, Aust... More

A welcome home kiss, 1919 during World War I

A welcome home kiss, 1919 during World War I

Sydney, NSW. 1919. A wounded AIF soldier receives an affectionate welcome home at the Anzac Buffet in The Domain...Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...This photograph is from the Australian War Memor... More

Sewing equipment in the Harness Factory

Sewing equipment in the Harness Factory

ID number: DAX2272.Photographer: Darge Photographic Company.Place made: Melbourne, Victoria.Date made: c 1919.Portrait of machine sewing equipment, Commonwealth Harness Factory.Rights information: No known c... More

Damien Parer - Australia in World War Two

Damien Parer - Australia in World War Two

ID number: 141248.Photographer: Herald Newspaper.Place: unknown..Damien Parer, official military photographer and cameraman with the Department of Information, putting a new film into his Speed Graphic camera..... More

Damien Parer and George Silk - Australia in World War Two

Damien Parer and George Silk - Australia in World War Two

ID number: 009499.Photographer: unknown.Place: Tobruk..Damien Parer and George Silk, photographers with the Department of Information, at Tobruk Harbour preparing to capture the next air raid...Rights Info: No ... More

Sergeant William Henderson Swanston

Sergeant William Henderson Swanston

ID number: A05252.Photographer: Unknown.Place: Gallipoli..Sergeant William Henderson Swanston, a photographer on loan from the RAF, holding a 12 inch by 12 inch glass plate field camera...Rights Info: No known ... More

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