Every object tells a story

All of our artefacts tell the story of toil and sacrifice for every individual affected by war. They include a wide range of material, from film and oral history to work of art, large objects, and personal letters and diaries.

Collection Objects

On this day
22 June

1940 — France signed an armistice with Germany

1941 — Operation BARBAROSSA, the codename for the German invasion of Russia, began, leading to the greatest clash of arms in history

1945 — Australian troops occupied BEAUFORT, Borneo, in the continuing push to clear Japanese from the island

1945 — Japanese resistance on the island of TARAKAN ceased