Our collection
The Anzac Memorial holds a significant historical collection of approximately 6,000 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 and badges, uniforms and equipment, photographs, documents and manuscripts, framed works of art and books.

On this day

On this day
24 May

1915 — A six hour cease-fire was arranged at GALLIPOLI to enable both sides to recover their dead and wounded

1966 — PTE E. NOACK was killed in Vietnam and became the first National Serviceman to die in the Vietnam War

1968 — Fire Support Base (FSB) BALMORAL was attacked by two battalions of North Vietnamese troops. 3 RAR troops, assisted by Centurion tanks, fought off the attack

1969 — WO Class 2 K. PAYNE, a veteran of Korean and Malayan campaigns, won a Victoria Cross for his courage in covering the withdrawal of troops and then returning to locate and recover casualties, while part of the Australian Army Training Team Vietnam