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Australian War Memorial - Nola Anderson

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The Australian War Memorial in Canberra is one of Australia’s most iconic institutions. Originally conceived during the turbulent years of the First World War, it was opened in 1941 and has grown to become one of the most important symbols of national identity.

The Collection Book tells the story of the Memorial and the National Collection – one of the most significant collections of military history in the world. From the battlefields of Europe to peacekeeping operations and the current conflicts in the Middle East, the artefacts of almost a century of collecting are brought to life through the rich personal stories behind them.

With specially commissioned photography, The Collection Book is a commemoration to all those who have served Australia and a tribute to the enduring qualities that forged its identity.

About the Author

Nola Anderson is Assistant Director and Branch Head, National Collection, at the Australian War Memorial, responsible for the Memorial's vast collection of art, photography, film, sound, documents, and military heraldry and technology, spanning Australia's military history from the colonial period to recent conflicts.

With over 20 years' experience at the Memorial, she has an in-depth knowledge of its collection, its history and the many stories that bring it to life. Nola has been a contributor to professional arts journals, has curated several exhibitions including the Memorial's Stolen Years, and was a Smithsonian Centre for Museum Studies Fellow at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington.

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5.0

So Much to be Proud Of

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Pros

  • Broad Appeal
  • Continually Relevant
  • Deeply Informative
  • Easy To Understand
  • Unique Interpretation
  • Well Written

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    • Gift
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    • Reference

    Comments about Australian War Memorial:

    The Australian War Memorial is the custodian of a truly remarkable collection of artefacts relating to the participation of our service men and women. The collection is vast and this outstanding book merely scratches the surface, but it does so through the exhibits and the finely researched and crafted words of its author and her contributors. This is a book to be savoured and will last a lifetime on the reader's shelf.

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    Collectors item

    By The Viking

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    Pros

    • Broad Appeal
    • Continually Relevant
    • Deeply Informative
    • Easy To Understand
    • Unique Interpretation
    • Well Written

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      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Older Readers
      • Reference
      • Younger Readers

      Comments about Australian War Memorial:

      This is an edition that all Australians should have to refer to the history of our Defence Forces and the sacrifices they made for our and future generations.

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      ISBN: 9781742660127
      ISBN-10: 1742660126
      Audience: General
      Format: Hardcover
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 624
      Published: 1st November 2012
      Dimensions (cm): 27.5 x 21.5  x 6.2
      Weight (kg): 2.96