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Guidebook - 'Australian War Museum: The Relics and Records of Australia's Effort in the Defence of the Empire, 1914-1918', 1922 Document Reg. No: HT 12917

Publication titled 'Australian War Memorial Museum: The Relics and Records of Australia's effort in the Defence of the Empure, 1914-18', printed in 1925 at which point the war museum was based in Sydney, having recently left its original location in the Eastern Machinery Annexe of the Exhibition Building, Melbourne, where it had opened on Anzac Day, 1922.

The Australian War Museum was located at the Exhibition Building between 1921 and 1925 before it moved to Sydney where it was housed in the Exhibition Building in Prince Alfred Park. It remained there until closing in 1935, by which time construction had commenced on a purpose-built Australian War Memorial in the new national capital, Canberra. The new building was opened by the Governor-General, Lord Gowrie, on Remembrance Day, 11 November 1941.

The Australian War Memorial continued to use the Exhibition Building as its principal store until the 1940s and as its main office in the 1930s.
Soft-covered book with a sepia toned illustration of a soldier in battle dress with his rifle and bayonet ready for action. Catalogue comprises 92 pages of printed descriptions of exhibits with illustrations. Black and white photographs of the display cabinets are interspersed through the booklet. There is also a plan of the museum inserted in the back of the Guide. On the back cover is a map showing the location of the Museum within the Exhibition Building complex in Carlton Gardens.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 0.85 cm (Height), 22.80 cm (Width), 14.70 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: shrines, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, ww2 photos, bayonets british
Themes this item is part of: Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Memorials
Tertiary Classification: monuments & statues
Inscriptions: Inscription on the cover reads: Australian War Museum; The Relics and Records/ of Australia's effort/ in the Defence of the/ Empire, 1914 - 1918.
Manufactured For: Australian War Museum, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1922
Place & Date Used: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1922


dianne adams Posted on 12 May 2010 2:22 PM
I have a lot of photos from the war the photos were taken at Noemfoor and Morotai Island photos from the personal collection of W/O L.W.Johnson W/O SIGS 30 SQDN..
Shirley Baseley Posted on 17 Jun 2010 4:07 PM
I have found a small snake like thing that I have been given to understand was for holding a gunpowder pouch on a soldiers uniform. Could anyone enlighten me as to what exactly it is and it's purpose? It is in very good condition, found in one of my psddocks, along with a badge.
Belinda Neilson Posted on 22 Jun 2010 5:23 AM
My father has very recently passed away. He was a veteran of WWII. He was an RAAF Flying Officer flying spitfires in RAF 234 Squadron in the UK.

I have a few items of his uniform, his hats, his epaulettes and his log books etc. The family has thought that it would be good to donate them to a museum or similar that would want to take care of them. Are you interested or can you recommend an organisation/museum that might be interested. Regards...Belinda Neilson
Discovery Centre Posted on 22 Jun 2010 1:53 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Belinda all donation enquiries should be made using the Ask the Experts link below and then clicking on the Donations link at left.

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