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 Australia Canberra The Australian War Memorial


Charles Bean first began thinking about commemorating the sacrifice of Australians in war in 1915 on Gallipoli. The idea of a national museum took hold later, while Bean was visiting Pozières, France, where the Australian divisions suffered 23,000 casualties in less than seven weeks of fighting in 1916. Bean's idea was to set aside a place in Australia where families and friends could grieve for those buried in places far away and difficult to visit – a place that would also contribute to the understanding of war itself. Both commemoration and furthering our understanding of war inspire our work at the Memorial today.
Hear curators and historians talk about objects on display from the Australian War Memorial's collection. Different exhibitions will be available over time. Before you visit the museum, download the audio and create your own audio tour

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