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Over 30,000 gather at War Memorial for Anzac Day Dawn Service

A crowd of more than 32,000 people gathered in the dark this morning at the Australian War Memorial for the Anzac Day Dawn Service, commemorating the 109th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing.

Known unto God, the Unknown Australian Soldier

The Tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier honours those sacrificed their lives and is a resting places for those who never came home.

Urgent meeting sought over $550 Australian War Memorial upgrade

As findings of cost blowouts and conflicts of interests swirl around, the government has sought an urgent briefing with the national audit office.

The Shoe-Horn Sonata: One of Australian history’s darkest tales

John Misto's award-winning Australian play The Shoe-Horn Sonata is on at the Mill Theatre at Dairy Road, from 3 to 27 April.

5 affordable things to do in the heart of Canberra

With the cost-of-living crisis continuing to bite, we've rounded up five ideas for things to do and places to go in the heart of Canberra that will cost you nothing or next to nothing.

ACT veterans asked to register for 2024 Anzac Day march

The RSL ACT Branch and the Australian War Memorial are calling on veterans to register for the 2024 ACT RSL Anzac Day march on Thursday 25 April.

War Memorial Council must be overhauled: Frontier Wars group

Five members of the AWM's governing council whose terms expire soon should not be reappointed, a Frontier Wars awareness group argues.

‘Missing chapter’ of maritime history honoured after 80 years

The greatest loss of life in Australia's maritime history will be commemorated nine months after the shipwreck's discovery and 80 years after its sinking.

Indigenous art at War Memorial reflects 100 years of Legacy

A striking, contemporary work by Waradgerie woman, Lorraine Connelly-Northey, has been acquired by the Australian War Memorial to mark 100 years of Legacy.

AWM commemorates 30 years of Unknown Australian Soldier

This Remembrance Day, Saturday 11 November, marks 30 years since the Unknown Australian Soldier was interred at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra.

Canberra time capsules lost to time

A time capsule has just been sealed at the Australian War Memorial that is expected to be opened 100 years from the completion of the development works - let’s hope it won’t be lost or forgotten like some other Canberra time capsules.

Canberra hosts birthday party for heroic Digger, Keith Payne VC

Canberra hosted a 90th birthday party for Victoria Cross recipient and Vietnam veteran, Keith Payne, coinciding with the 50th anniversary of Australia’s withdrawal from the Vietnam War.

Australia pays tribute to Vietnam veterans, 50 years on

The nation has marked the 50th anniversary of the end of Australia's involvement in the Vietnam War, which resulted in the deaths of thousands of soldiers.

‘I Was Only 19’ to ring out across Australian War Memorial

It’s not often a guitarist rocks up to the daily Last Post ceremony at the Australian War Memorial but today is no ordinary day; it is Vietnam Veterans’ Day and the 57th...

First statue of a woman at Australian War Memorial a true survivor

The first statue of a woman has been unveiled at the Australian War Memorial and all the late Lieutenant Colonel Vivian Bullwinkel had to do was survive a massacre, survive a sinking...

Forgotten heroes: Indigenous servicemen of Korean War recognised after 70 years

The Australian War Memorial has identified more than 60 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander servicemen who fought in the Korean War.