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Australian War Memorial
Gateway to a large resource of relics, documents and other media Collections. Research centre.
Phone: +61 (0)2 6243 4211
Fax: +61 (0)2 6243 4325
Contacts Page: www.awm.gov.au/contact/
Street: Treloar Crescent Campbell ACT 2612
Postal: GPO Box 345 Canberra ACT 2600

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Badges of Rank and Special Insignia
A downloadable image of the badges of rank and special insignia of the Australian armed forces.

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Emergency Management Australia
This branch aims to reduce the impact of disasters and emergencies on the Australian community. The website listed below is a comprehensive source of information, statistics and educational reference material.
E-mail: ema@ema.gov.au
Postal: PO Box 1020 NBH Dickson ACT 2602

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Department of Veterans' Affairs
This is the Australian government department responsible for veterans' affairs.
Phone: 1800 046 088 Fax: 02 6257 1818
Postal: 10 Moore Street Braddon ACT 2600

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Defence Honours and Awards
From the earliest times countries have rewarded excellence, achievement and outstanding service. This recognition has taken many forms, including gifts of property, the granting of titles and the awarding of medals.

The purpose of Defence honours and awards is to recognise the service of members of the Australian Defence Force.

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Fromelles
The Australian Army, under the auspices of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and in conjunction with British and French Governments, is undertaking the limited excavation of a suspected WWI group burial site in Fromelles, France.

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Great White Fleet
The "Great White Fleet" sent around the world by President Theodore Roosevelt from 16 December 1907 to 22 February 1909 consisted of sixteen gleaming, white modern American battleships & their escorts, that later came to be known as the Great White Fleet.

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HMAS Sydney II
On 28 March 2008, Air Chief Marshal A.G. Houston, AC, AFC, Chief of the Defence Force, appointed a Commission of Inquiry constituted by the Honourable T.R.H. Cole, AO, RFD, QC as President, to inquire into and report upon circumstances associated with the loss of HMAS SYDNEY (II) in November, 1941 and consequent loss of life and related events subsequent thereto.

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Long Tan Awards
The Battle of Long Tan holds a special place in the hearts and minds of Australians. In recognition of one of the defining moments in Australian military history, the Prime Minister announced that it would be fitting to name the awards the ‘ADF Long Tan Leadership & Teamwork Awards’. It is also a fitting tribute to the Long Tan veterans, as the very traits they demonstrated such as determination, mateship, teamwork, tenacity, compassion and leadership, are the same attributes we hope to encourage and recognise in students.

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United Nations
Contact the United Nations for information and publications on the organisation and their peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.
E-mail: australia@un.int
Postal: 150 East 42nd Street 33rd Floor New York United States

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Young Endeavour
The Young Endeavour Youth Scheme aims to provide young Australians an opportunity for personal development through a safely conducted 'adventure under sail' on board Australia's sail training flagship Young Endeavour.
Phone: 02 9368 1800
Fax: 02 9368 0183
E-mail: yngendvr@ozemail.com.au
Postal: PO Box 1661 Pott's Point NSW 1335

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