History in Focus

History In Focus

The Australian Army History Unit focuses on a range of historically significant of events in the history of Australia's Army.
Army History

Army History Research Grants

The next round of Army History Research Grants scheme is now open. Applications close November 2021. Further information is available here.
C.E.W. Bean Prize

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 and has not been entered for the CEW Bean Prize in a previous year.
Australian soldiers disembark in Singapore, August 1941

2021 Chief of Army History Conference - "Contingencies and compromises: mobilising the Australian Army."

The 2021 Biennial Chief of Army History Conference will be held on Wednesday 10 November on Zoom.
Book Now: https://events.zoom.us/ev/ADEwjn86KPgIdoOihmBKrndQ2ow1aaMlHWEk96383_sfqod8aWK_e_wJQSVCeSf9rPVvClA)
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Our business

An Australian Army that knows and understands its history and is proud of its heritage. This experience is an essential tool for shaping the Army's future development while ensuring it retains the characteristics which have earned it the trust and confidence of the Australian community.
Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

Here we have consolidated some of the most frequently asked questions and provided answers.
How to research family history

How to research family history

Researching the service of family members is fairly straightforward, providing you collect as much information as you can from the family.
Primary Materials Team

Primary materials

A Primary Source is evidence that was produced contemporaneous to the event being studied. This can include newspaper articles, diaries, maps, drawings, journals, orders, reports, instructions, photographs, film or physical objects/artefacts.