Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
"Here is their spirit, in the heart of the land they loved; and here we guard the record which they themselves made." Charles Bean, 1948
The Australian War Memorial combines a shrine, a world class museum and an extensive archive. It was conceived as a place for the living – to remember, grieve, and understand – and for the fallen – as a tomb fitting of their sacrifice, and a place for their spirit to reside.
The Memorial's purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.