This is a select list of readily available publications held in the Library which provide background information on military medals.
These resources are only available for use onsite. However, if you are unable to come into the Library you can use our Ask Us service. The Ask Us service enables you to submit questions to our librarians who will attempt to provide you with helpful information. The basic research service is free although there are charges for copying.
Search our catalogue for images of medal presentations.
Suggested subject headings include
Australia. Army - medals decorations badges etc
Military decorations or medals
and limiting your search to pictorial.
There is more material available at the Library than is listed here. You can search for additional items on the catalogue using the search box on this page, in the top right hand corner underneath the orange tabs.
Suggested subject headings are
British Imperial Campaign Medal.
To qualify for the Victory medal men had to be mobilised and have entered a theatre of war between 5 August 1914 and 11 November 1918. Women qualified for the Victory medal for service in nursing homes and auxiliary forces.
You may be interested in donating historical military items such as medals to the Library. This means that they are available for viewing by everyone who visits the Library. If so, here is what to do: