The Home Soil
The eight walls of the Hall of Service display soil from 1,701 New South Wales' towns, cities, suburbs and homesteads given as a home address by First World War enlistees.

On this day

On this day
5 October

1943 — Australian troops withstood concerted Japanese attempts to regain scarlet beach, New Guinea

1971 — 3 RAR embarked in HMAS SYDNEY at VUNG TAU, Vietnam, as Australia’s involvement in the Vietnam war wound down