Flashback Friday Australian War Memorial
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Flashback Friday Australian War Memorial

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The Australian War Memorial opened in 1941 and is one of the most visited institutions in Canberra.

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Visitors Jillian and Clive Waters, of Melbourne, show their son Phillip, 2, a Centurion tank. (1983)Photo: Canberra Times

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The final phase of the construction of Anzac parade leading to the War Memorial. (1964)Photo: Canberra Times

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The unknown soldier is carried from the Stone of Remembrance to his last resting place. (1993)Photo: Canberra Times

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The Sheppard families of Brisbane and Canberra, intrigued by a life-size model of a World War I digger in battlefield mud. (1993)Photo: Canberra Times

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World War I veteran Bob Comb, of Griffith, greets the mayor of Villers-Bretonneux, Hubert Lelieur (right) and the mayor of Ypres Andre Verstraete at the War Memorial. (1993)Photo: Canberra Times

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Visitors file into the War Memorial. (1976)Photo: Canberra Times

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Geoffrey Sheppard, 7, of Flynn, plays with a ‘‘soldier on a stretcher’’ as part of a National War Memorial holiday program exhibit. (1993)Photo: Canberra Times