Australian Army History Unit

E01202A - Australian infantry wounded at a First Aid Post near Zonnebeke Railway Station. There are two conflicting sets of identification supplied for this image. Identified: Private A W Moss, 9th FAB (1); Private V E Reid, 10th FAB (2); 2nd Corporal P Pratt, 10th FAB, or Staff Sergeant F W Gray 9th FAB (3); Private C R Costain 10th FAB or Private J Cooke, 9th FAB (4). The pillbox (left) is identified as 'Jury'. This is a Hurley composite based on image E01202. The clouds are from image E05430D. See E01202B for a similar composite image. See E01202K for position of those named in this caption.

The Australian Army History Unit is responsible for developing policy and programs for the collection, conservation, interpretation and promotion of the Australian Army's history.

MSU/94/0048/28 - Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Michael Wertheimer, Commanding Officer of Tasmania's 10th Field Ambulance based in Hobart, serving with the Australian Medical Support Force in Rwanda as the General Surgeon, examines a young local child at Rwanda's largest displaced persons camp. He is watched by a group of local children. Colonel Wertheimer has spent six weeks in Rwanda as part of a specialist surgical detachment to the United Nations (UN) sponsored Australian Medical Support Force. He commanded an outposted treatment section in the south which provided critical humanitarian care through a clinic at the Kibeho camp which had more than 75 000 displaced persons, and provided care at a university hospital and village clinics. The treatment section also treated United Nations (UN) troops.

Our business

The Australian Army History Unit serves Army by promoting the study and understanding of Army's history and contributes to future development of the Army by providing relevant historical analysis in support of future planning.

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A Landing Craft Medium 8 approaches HMAS Choules stern in order to conduct boat operations off North Queensland.

Chief of Army History Conference

The Chief of Army (CA) History Conference is held in Canberra around the Family and Community Day long weekend in September/October each year. It is hosted by the Chief of Army and managed by the Australian Army History Unit.

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E01199 - A group of unidentified Australians behind the ruins of Ypres, playing their popular game of 'two up'.

Army History Research Grants

Applications for the 2016-17 round of research grants will be welcome from January until the closing date of Friday, 12 February 2016.

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AWMA05389 Informal portrait of C E W Bean working on official files in his Victoria Barracks office during the writing of the Official History circa 1935.

C.E.W. Bean Prize

The annual C.E.W. Bean Prize for Military History is awarded to the best honours or postgraduate thesis submitted in any Australian university focusing the history of the Australian Army.

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Frequently asked questions

We receive many questions relating to historical artifacts, procurement and research topics. Please review our responses to our most frequently asked questions here.

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