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Australian War Memorial Photographs

The Australian War Memorial: Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society. Created by: PICRYLDated: 1945
A cat on HMAS Encounter
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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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 www.awm.gov.au ( http://www.awm.gov.au ) ..Persisten... more

Christmas Greetings

Christmas Greetings

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

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://www.awm.gov.au/units/unit_1... more

Trooper Bisdee and unidentified family members

Trooper Bisdee and unidentified family members

ID number: P02939.05.Photographer: Clifford .Date Made: December 1900.Tasmania: Group portrait of Trooper (Tpr) John Hutton Bisdee VC (third from left with dog) and his family on Tpr Bisdee's return from South... more

Private Buckingham and his family

Private Buckingham and his family

ID number: P07707.001.Photographer: Unknown.Date Made: c 1905..Outdoor portrait of William Buckingham (second row, left) and his family. 1086 Private (Pte) William John Buckingham, 6th Battalion, was killed in... 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

Wartime care

Wartime care

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

A German soldier jumping from his observation balloon

A German soldier jumping from his observation balloon

ID number: H13483.Photographer: Deutsche Reichsarchiv.Place: Unknown..A German soldier jumping from his observation balloon. German observers followed this procedure when their balloon was attacked by Allied ai... more

Four unidentified officers of (probably) the 36th or 40th Battalion

Four unidentified officers of (probably) the 36th or 40th Battalion

ID Number: H00242 .Place made: Amiens, France ..Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection www.awm.gov.au ( http://www.awm.gov.au ) ..Pe... more

New dress

New dress

ID number: A04728.Photographer: unknown.Place: unknown..Pearl Corkhill was one of only eight nurses to receive a Military Medal (MM) for bravery in the First World War. Serving at the 38th (British) Casualty Cl... more

A cat on HMAS Encounter

A cat on HMAS Encounter

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

An accident on Savy Aerodrome during the German offensive in 1918

An accident on Savy Aerodrome during the German offensive in 1918

ID Number: E01882 ..Place made: France: Nord Pas de Calais, Pas de Calais, Savy ..An accident on Savy Aerodrome during the German offensive. A powerful factor in weakening the German thrust across the old ... more

Unidentified members of the Australian Headquarter's staff.

Unidentified members of the Australian Headquarter's staff.

ID Number: B01467 .Maker: Hurley, James Francis (Frank) (read more about the photographer at www.awm.gov.au/people/222.asp ( http://www.awm.gov.au/people/222.asp ) ) ..Place made: Deiran, Palestine..Righ... more

London town

London town

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

Australian nurse with a kangaroo mascot

Australian nurse with a kangaroo mascot

ID Number: H19100 .Harefield, England. ..Taken during the First World War..An Australian nurse at No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital about to feed their pet kangaroo Jimony...Rights Info: No known copyright res... more

Battlefield ghosts

Battlefield ghosts

ID number: J04896.Photographer: Walter Dexter.Place: unknown..A ghostly figure of a soldier stands next to the silhouette of an artillery piece. ..Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions..This photograph i... more

Observation balloon ready to ascend

Observation balloon ready to ascend

ID number: E01254.Photographer: Unknown Australian Official Photographer.Place: Belgium: Western Front (Belgium), Ypres Area, Ypres..An observation balloon ready to ascend over Ypres...Rights Info: No known cop... more

Company O'Connor men and cat

Company O'Connor men and cat

ID no: DAODS00169.Maker: Darge Photographic Company.Place: Seymour, Victoria..“Portrait of Company O'Connor Men and Cat.” This photograph was taken at the Seymour Training Camp, one of several military trainin... 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

"Goodbye my love ..."

"Goodbye my love ..."

ID number: P09576.001.Photographer: unknown.Place: South Australia..Eileen Champion bid farewell to her fiancée, 47 Private (Pte) Thomas Whyte, in late 1914. In their short time apart their minds rarely strayed... more

A German observation balloon fitted with a long distance camera

A German observation balloon fitted with a long distance camera

ID number: H13497.Photographer: Deutsche Reichsarchiv.Place: Unknown..A German observation balloon fitted with a long distance camera about to ascend with one observer in the basket. The observer's escape parac... more

An observation balloon preparing to 'spot' for artillery

An observation balloon preparing to 'spot' for artillery

ID number: E01260.Photographer: Hurley, James Francis (Frank).Place: Belgium: Western Front (Belgium), Ypres Area, Ypres..An observation balloon making an ascent near Ypres to 'spot' for the artillery operating... more

Portrait of Gunner Atchison

Portrait of Gunner Atchison

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

Wartime marriage

Wartime marriage

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

Unidentified members of the original staff of the 3rd Australian General Hospital.

Unidentified members of the original staff of the 3rd Australian Gener...

ID Number: E05065 .Place made: Abbeville, France..Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection www.awm.gov.au ( http://www.awm.gov.au ) ..P... more

Red Cross pioneer

Red Cross pioneer

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

A Balloon of the 15th Kite Balloon Section

A Balloon of the 15th Kite Balloon Section

ID number: E01278.Photographer: Unknown Australian Official Photographer.Place: Belgium: Western Front (Belgium), Ypres Area, Ypres..A balloon of the 15th Kite Balloon Section about to ascend at Cafe Belge in t... more

The landing at Anzac, 25 April 1915

The landing at Anzac, 25 April 1915

ID Number: G00894 .Charles Edwin Woodrow (C E W) Bean ( http://www.awm.gov.au/people/20388.asp ) .Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. 25 April 1915. ..The landing at Anzac. Sunrise over Chunuk Bair, showing boats ... more

Members of 13th Battalion, AIF, occupying Quinn’s Post, 25 April 1915

Members of 13th Battalion, AIF, occupying Quinn’s Post, 25 April 1915

ID Number: A05534 .Gallipoli, Quinn's Post, 25 April 1915 ..Members of 13th Battalion, AIF, occupying Quinn’s Post on the heights above Anzac Cove. Identified left to right: Back row: Glasgow (probably 1015... more

Members of the 5th Battery, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade go ashore, 25 April 1915

Members of the 5th Battery, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade go ashore, 25 ...

ID Number: P00046.026 ..Gallipoli, Gaba Tepe, 25 April 1915 . .Members of the 5th Battery, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade (3FAB), go ashore in a boat beside an 18 pound gun of their battery, which is also bein... 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

Australian War Records Section (AWRS) photographic team

Australian War Records Section (AWRS) photographic team

ID number: P06960.001.Photographer: unknown.Place: Gallipoli..Members of the Australian War Records Section (AWRS) photographic team with their 12 inch by 12 inch field camera...Rights Info: No known copyright ... more

Staff Sergeant Major Morgan and dog, 1915

Staff Sergeant Major Morgan and dog, 1915

ID Number: DA09725 .Maker: Darge Photographic Company.Place made: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows..Studio portrait, probably of Staff Sergeant Major (SSM) Gabriel Albert Morgan, Instructional Staff... 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

Troops arriving at Anzac Beach, 25 April 1915

Troops arriving at Anzac Beach, 25 April 1915

ID Number: A00834 ..Gallipoli Anzac Beach, 25 April 1915 . .Troops arriving at Anzac Beach at 10.30 am. ..Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial'... more

Awaiting orders, 25 April 1915

Awaiting orders, 25 April 1915

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

A child dressed in uniform, 1915

A child dressed in uniform, 1915

ID Number: DA08570 .Maker: Darge Photographic Company .Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia ..Studio portrait of a child dressed in military uniform, possibly the son of Private Eldershire. ..Rights Info: No... more

Boats carrying troops to shore, 25 April 1915

Boats carrying troops to shore, 25 April 1915

A01000 .Gallipoli, Anzac Beach, 25 April 1915 . .Boats carrying troops to shore on the morning of the Anzac Cove landing. General Bridges is in foreground. ..Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...T... 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

A Royal Flying Corps observation balloon

A Royal Flying Corps observation balloon

ID number: E00755.Photographer: Unknown Australian Official Photographer.Place: Belgium: Western Front (Belgium), Ypres Area, Dickebusch..View of a Royal Flying Corps observation balloon, fully inflated on the ... more

Private Morris and unidentified friends

Private Morris and unidentified friends

ID Number: DA08596 .Maker: Darge Photographic Company .Place made: Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia ..Taken at Broadmeadows Army camp..The photographer had a number of backdrops which could be chosen by ... more

The view from an observation balloon

The view from an observation balloon

ID number: P08577.003.Photographer: Unknown Australian Official Photographer.Place: Belgium: Western Front (Belgium), Ypres Area, Ypres..Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions..This photograph is from the... more

Private Reid with a woman and an unidentified sergeant.

Private Reid with a woman and an unidentified sergeant.

ID Number: DA09044 .Maker: Darge Photographic Company .Place made: Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia .Date made: c May 1915 ..Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...This photograph is from the ... more

A koala in Cairo, 1915

A koala in Cairo, 1915

ID Number:P00156.031 .Cairo, Egypt. ..A corporal, probably on the staff of the 2nd Australian general hospital, holds a koala, a pet or mascot...Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...This photograph ... more

The Officer Commanding ascends

The Officer Commanding ascends

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

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://www.awm.gov.au/people/20388.asp ) .Gallipoli Peninsula, 25 April 1915 ..Troops of the 1st Brigade row to the beach and empty boats ret... 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

An old warrior

An old warrior

ID number: P10266.001.Photographer: unknown.Place: unknown..Mary (Bessie) Pocock had a distinguished nursing career; serving with the New South Wales Army Nursing Service Reserve during the Boer War where she w... more

Mrs McCall's mending HQ

Mrs McCall's mending HQ

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

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://www.awm.gov.au/people/20388.asp ) .Gallipoli, Plugge's Plateau, 25 April 1915..Australian troops going into action across Plugge's Plat... more

An early morning swim in the Aegean, under summer skies

An early morning swim in the Aegean, under summer skies

ID number: P01480.002.Photographer: Unknown.Date: August 1915.Place: Greece: Aegean Islands, Lemnos..1915-08. Nursing sisters from no. 3 Australian general hospital (3AGH) having an early morning swim in Mudros... more

Sleeping cat with soldier, 1915

Sleeping cat with soldier, 1915

ID Number: DA12244 .Maker: Darge Photographic Company.Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows..Portrait of 3710 Private Francis Edmund Bilton, 5th Battalion. Note the cat curled up asleep in the corner. ..This is one... more

Entering the basket of an observation balloon

Entering the basket of an observation balloon

ID number: E01175.Photographer: Hurley, James Francis (Frank).Place: Belgium: Western Front (Belgium), Ypres Area, Ypres..An unidentified officer entering the basket of an observation balloon prior to ascending... 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://www.awm.gov.au/people/20388.asp ) .Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. 26 April 1915. ..Australian artillerymen dragging guns into position af... 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

6th Battalion soldiers leaving the transport ship, 25 April 1915

6th Battalion soldiers leaving the transport ship, 25 April 1915

ID Number: C01419 . .Gallipoli Peninsula , 25 April 1915 ..A boatload of 6th Battalion ( http://www.awm.gov.au/units/unit_11193.asp ) soldiers leaving the transport ship HMT Galeka on their way to land at ... more

Stowaway

Stowaway

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

Lifeboat carrying men of the 1st Divisional Signal Company, 25 April 1915

Lifeboat carrying men of the 1st Divisional Signal Company, 25 April 1...

ID Number: A02781 .Gallipoli Peninsula, 25 April 1915 ..A view looking aft of lifeboat carrying unidentified men of the 1st Divisional Signal Company as they are towed towards at Anzac Cove at 6 am on the d... 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

Portrait of JT Kennedy

Portrait of JT Kennedy

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

Father and son, 1916

Father and son, 1916

ID Number: P05483.001 .Maker: Eden Studios .Ballarat, Victoria, Australia..Studio portrait of 1626 Private (Pte) Walter Henry Chibnall, 10th Light Trench Mortar Battery, pictured with his son William Beres... more

Portrait of W Turnbull

Portrait of W Turnbull

ID number: DA16474.Photographer: Darge Photographic Company.Date: c 31 September 1916.Place: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows..Portrait of W Turnbull. This is one of a series of photographs taken by... more

Two signalmen of HMAS Melbourne mend their clothing at sea

Two signalmen of HMAS Melbourne mend their clothing at sea

ID number: EN0160.Photographer: Unknown.Place made: North Sea, Atlantic Ocean.Date made: 1916.Two signalmen of HMAS Melbourne mend their clothing at sea. 1873 Signalman Ernesto Campagnolo, born in Walhalla, ... more

An aircraft lands

An aircraft lands

ID Number: DAAV00005 .Maker: Darge Photographic Company .Place made: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Point Cook .Date made: c 23 March 1916 ..Unidentified men watch an aircraft land. This is one of a s... more

An observation balloon about to ascend.

An observation balloon about to ascend.

ID Number: E01173 .Maker: James Francis (Frank) Hurley.Place made: Western Front: Western Front (Belgium), Ypres Area Ypres .Date made: 27 October 1917 ..An observation balloon about to ascend. Note the... 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

fixing incendiary bombs to an R.E.8 aircraft

fixing incendiary bombs to an R.E.8 aircraft

ID Number: E01176 .Maker: Hurley, James Francis (Frank) .Place made: France: Nord Pas de Calais, Pas de Calais, Savy .Date made: 22 October 1917 . .An unidentified member of the 69th Australian Squadr... more

messenger dogs and handler near Villers-Bretonneux, 1918

messenger dogs and handler near Villers-Bretonneux, 1918

ID Number: E02318 .Place made: France: Picardie, Somme, Villers-Bretonneux..Informal portrait of 3133 Corporal James Coull, in charge, with dogs of No. 3 Messenger Dog Section, attached to the 4th Divisional Si... more

1st Squadron Australian Flying Corps

1st Squadron Australian Flying Corps

ID Number: P03631.026 .Maker: Hurley, James Francis (Frank) .Place made: Palestine: Mejdel Jaffa Area, Mejdel .Date made: c 1918 . .1st Squadron Australian Flying Corps. Bristol F2B fighters A7194 (P) ... more

The U-boat menace

The U-boat menace

ID number: P11193.005.Photographer: unknown.Place: New South Wales..In the early morning of 26 February 1918 the hospital ship Glenart Castle was torpedoed by the German U-boat UC-56. Among those killed was Edi... more

Machines of the Australian Flying Corps photographed from inside a hangar.

Machines of the Australian Flying Corps photographed from inside a han...

ID Number: P03631.018 .Maker: Hurley, James Francis (Frank) .Place made: Palestine .Date made: c 1918 ..Machines of the Australian Flying Corps photographed from inside a hangar. [Bristol fighter F.2B ... more

Celebrating in Martin Place, Sydney

Celebrating in Martin Place, Sydney

Id number: H11563.Date: 11 November 1918.Photographer: Sydney Mail.Crowd in Martin Place, Sydney, celebrating the news of the signing of the armistice. This date was celebrated in later years as Remembrance Day... more

Portrait of Major Wilfred Ashton McCloughry MC

Portrait of Major Wilfred Ashton McCloughry MC

ID Number: E02656 .Maker: Unknown .Place made: Western Front: Western Front (France), Nord Region (France), Clairmarais .Date made: 6 June 1918 . .Portrait of Major Wilfred Ashton McCloughry MC, Office... more

Unidentified soldier of the First AIF

Unidentified soldier of the First AIF

ID Number: P06003.001 .Place made: Unknown..The photograph was probably taken in Australia, pre-embarkation, sometime between 1915 and 1918...Featured in the Memorial's 2008 exhibition Icon and Archive ( http... 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

The first female doctor to win the Military Medal

The first female doctor to win the Military Medal

ID number: P10871.005.Photographer: Swaine.Place: London..Though Phoebe Chapple was recognised as a skilled doctor, the Australian government’s policies precluded her from military service. Undaunted, the Adela... 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

Ann MacPherson and Eric McLean on their wedding day, 1918

Ann MacPherson and Eric McLean on their wedding day, 1918

April - October 1918..Studio portrait of ex-Prisoner of War (POW) 3060 Private (Pte) Eric Ernest McLean, 16th Battalion, from Digby, Victoria and his wife Ann, nee MacPherson. ..Pte McLean enlisted on 23 July 1... more

Grave of “an unknown Australian Hero”

Grave of “an unknown Australian Hero”

ID number: E03792.Photographer: Unknown.Place: Albert, France..An unidentified landscape overlays the grave of “An Unknown Australian Hero”, believed to have been buried by the Germans following the fighting in... more

Peace celebrations in Swanston Street, Melbourne

Peace celebrations in Swanston Street, Melbourne

Id number: DAX2083.Date: c 19 July 1919.Photographer: Darge Photographic Company.Portrait of "Peace Celebrations", crowd dispersing, Swanston Street, Melbourne.Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions..This... 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

Peace celebrations in Sydney

Peace celebrations in Sydney

Id number: H16146.Date: 1919.Photographer: Sydney Morning Herald and Sydney Mail.A march past of Australian ANZAC soldiers during peace celebrations in Sydney. .Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions..Thi... 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

A welcome home kiss, 1919

A welcome home kiss, 1919

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

Welcome home, Sapper Dunbar

Welcome home, Sapper Dunbar

ID number: P05328.001 .Photographer: Unknown.Date Made: July - August 1919 ..Adelaide, South Australia: Group portrait of 540 Sapper Arthur Findon Dunbar MM, 2nd Australian Tunnelling Company (in uniform with h... more

Peace celebrations in Spring Street, Melbourne

Peace celebrations in Spring Street, Melbourne

Id number: DAX2081.Date: c 19 July 1919.Photographer: Darge Photographic Company.Portrait of "Peace Celebrations": AIF soldiers march through city, Spring Street, Melbourne. .Rights Info: No known copyright res... more

Group portrait of five decorated Australian Flying Corps officers

Group portrait of five decorated Australian Flying Corps officers

ID Number: DAAV00160 .Place made: Point Cook, Victoria, Australia .Date made: c 1919-1920 ..Group portrait of five decorated Australian Flying Corps officers standing in front of an Avro 504K aircraft, s... more

A break in the action

A break in the action

ID number: 005297.Photographer: Hurley, James Francis (Frank).Date: 26 December 1940.Place: North Africa: Western Desert, Libya, Cyrenaica, Bardia Area, Bardia..A quick shave between busy moments during the act... more

A sailor with his family

A sailor with his family

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

An unidentified family group

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 www.awm.gov.... more

Ship’s mascots on HMAS Sydney 1940

Ship’s mascots on HMAS Sydney 1940

ID Number: 002452 ..Aboard HMAS Sydney are two ships mascots who don't agree: Able Seaman J. T. Walker with his pup "Shrapnel" and Able Seaman Gamble with his cat "Salvo"...Rights Info: No known copyright res... more

Beach sports under summer skies

Beach sports under summer skies

ID number: 002195.Photographer: Damien Parer.Date: July 1940.Place: British Mandate of Palestine: Ascalon..2/1 Battalion taking recreation in beach sports at Eskelon [sic] Beach...Rights Info: No known copyrigh... more

Able Seaman Cooper

Able Seaman Cooper

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

Beach sports under summer skies

Beach sports under summer skies

ID number: 009906.Photographer: George Silk.Date: September 1941.Place: Gaza Beach..The start of the sprint race at the surf lifesaving carnival. ..Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions..This photograph ... more

Norma Bissaker and Frank Bissaker on their wedding day, 1941

Norma Bissaker and Frank Bissaker on their wedding day, 1941

Studio portrait of the wedding party at the marriage of NX57392 Lieutenant Frank Sherral Bissaker and Norma Sherrie Bissell. The attendants are Horrie Bissell and Nita Bissell and an unnamed flower girl. ..Lt B... more

Damien Parer and George Silk

Damien Parer and George Silk

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

Moving wounded

Moving wounded

ID number: 021021.Photographer: Unknown.Place: Tobruk, Libya..A medical officer is caught mid-step descending into the regimental aid post “Big tree” at Tobruk. ..Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions..T... more

Mo Bros of HMAS Perth

Mo Bros of HMAS Perth

ID number: 006844.Photographer: Silk, George.Date: March 1941.Place: Adriatic Sea..A group of bearded members of HMAS Perth...Rights Info: No known copyright restrictions...This photograph is from the Australia... more