Australian War Memorial: Treasures from a Century of Collecting by Nola Anderson

Reviewed by
April 2013, no. 350
Book of relics

Australian War Memorial: Treasures from a Century of Collecting

by Nola Anderson

Australian War Memorial (Murdoch Books), $90 hb, 611 pp, 9781742660127

Australian War Memorial: Treasures from a Century of Collecting by Nola Anderson

Reviewed by
April 2013, no. 350

The Australian War Memorial has become a kind of national cathedral. Those who visit Canberra for the first time feel that they must see it. It fascinates nationalists, those who are entranced by past wars, those who love displays of technology, relatives of the war dead, those attracted to family history, and the countless visitors who unknowingly seek heroes outside the sporting and theatrical arenas where money is king. There were said to be no cash registers at Gallipoli and Kokoda.

Book of relics

Australian War Memorial: Treasures from a Century of Collecting

by Nola Anderson

Australian War Memorial (Murdoch Books), $90 hb, 611 pp, 9781742660127

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