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The Machinery of War

Warmaking does not just happen in times of conflict. It involves a continuous coordination of people and technology. This section of the Museum details involvements of Australia with the machinery of war making and the campaigns that have sought to expose and oppose this involvement.


Nuclear Weapons in Australia & the Pacific


The development of nuclear weapons during and after WWII dramatically changed both the nature of warfare and public opinion about...


Australia at Federation in 1901

1915 is often identified as the year when the ‘birth of Australia as a nation’ happened, the birth of the...



Deadly Legacies: Gallipoli, WWI and the Continuing Belief in Military Security

In 2015, Australia commemorated the 100 year anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign, an ill-conceived and tragic episode of the First...