Our collection
The Anzac Memorial holds a significant historical collection of approximately 7,000 objects that tell the personal stories of servicemen and servicewomen, and their families. The collection includes the heritage building and its sculptures, as well as objects of material culture, such as medals, badges, uniforms, field equipment, photographs, documents, manuscripts, framed works and books.

On this day

On this day
25 October

1942 — HMAS SHROPSHIRE and HMAS ARUNTA were engaged in the Battle of SURIGAO STRAIT (Philippines). 2 Japanese Navy battleships and 3 destroyers were sunk and 3 destroyers damaged. 1 US destroyer was damaged

1942 — Pte P GRATWICK won a Victoria Cross for his heroism during the Battle of El Alamein

1950 —  Battle of KUJIN / Broken Bridge, Korea. A battle fought mainly in darkness, across a river where enemy forces had destroyed a bridge. Infantry soldiers and tanks were used by both sides. Eight Australians were killed and 22 wounded in  the action