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Guidebook - 'Australian War Memorial Museum: The Relics and Records of Australia's Effort in the Defence of the Empire, 1914-1918', 1925 Document Reg. No: HT 12918

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.
Guidebook to the Australian War Memorial Museum, in the Exhibition Building, Prince Alfred Park, Sydney', printed in 1925. A soft-covered book with a sepia toned illustration of a soldier in battledress with his rifle and bayonet ready for action. Catalogue comprises 103 pages of printed descriptions of exhibits with illustrations. Black and white photographs of the display cabinets are interspersed through the booklet. On the back cover is a map showing the location of the Museum, near Central Railway Station in Sydney, and the public transport near it.
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 1.70 cm (Height), 22.05 cm (Width), 14.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, museums, shrines, museum exhibitions
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Memorials
Tertiary Classification: monuments & statues
Inscriptions: Front cover, text: Australian/ War Memorial/Museum/ The Relics and Records/ of Australia's effort/ in the Defence of the/ Empire, 1914 - 1918.
Place & Date of Event: Australian War Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1925

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