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Updated Griffith WW1 Nominal and Honour Rolls are on display at the Museum.


Updated versions of the Aboriginal Honour and Nominal Rolls, covering a 400km radius region around Griffith, are present in the Museum. Most recent update 25/4/2018


A nominal Roll of Griffith’s “National Servicemen” is accessible at the museum.


Pending projects……


 “Boer War enlistments”.


“ Aboriginal Servicemen’s/women’s Monument”


Are You Able To Help Us......?

After intensive research we have been able to identify service and other records of the WW1 and WW2 servicemen whose names appear on the Griffith Cenotaph at the Griffith Memorial Park.......EXCEPT ONE !!! ...... J.Graham WW2, he was either killed in action, died of wounds or went missing, presumed dead. If you knew this serviceman, or have any recollection and/or information about his service in the Australian Armed Forces, please contact the Griffith War Memorial Museum or the Griffith RSL Sub-Branch.


The Griffith RSL Sub-Branch donated the former Cenotaph Memorial Plaque and the Invictus Games Flag to the Museum, where they are on display for the public.



Australia Day 2019.

Terry Walsh (RSL), Margaret Tucker (RSL, GGHS) and Theo Bollen (GWMM, GGHS) became the proud recipients of the Giffith 2018 Community Project of the Year Award. A recognition for their work in updating the Griffith Cenotaph names of those who were Killed in Action or Died of Wounds in the conflicts. 18 WW1 names were added and the WW2 names adjusted up to 104.


Detailed information about each name on the cenotaph is available in the Museum.







School/Group Museum Tours


Photos school visits



Museum Activity Sheets

Griffith NSW

WW1 Centenary Commemorations 2014-2018


During these 4 years many visitors came to the Museum to see the displays. Special attention was given to the Gallipoli/ Western Front, Palestine, Middle East campaigns in the form of slide shows, photo collections/stories, artefacts, weapons, nominal and honour rolls of local Servicemen.  A special collection of Gallipoli and Beersheba artworks was unveiled on Anzac Day 2017.Regional updated Aboriginal Honour and Nominal Rolls went on display on Anzac Day 2018

( Opening hours museum…, as listed below)

Current NSW K-10 Syllabus for the NSW Curriculum





NSW HSC Syllabus Preliminary/HSC Courses


Modern History




Planning a group/school visit to theMuseum?


Volunteers are available to give information about  displays, records, museum projects and local Griffith military history.

 If you want to book a group/school visit to the museum then contact Mrs Pat Cox, secretary on 0407485091 or send an email to gwmm@westnet.com.au






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Rolls of Honour  Nominal Rolls


WW1, WW2,  Korean War,




East Timor and Afghanistan,


Australian Women’s Land Army,


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in the Armed Forces (Boer War until now)







This monument of the Australian Women’s Land Army was officially unveiled at the Museum in Banna Avenue , Griffith NSW

on Saturday July 11, 2015


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MUSEUMS&GALLERIES OF NSW GWMM declared winner of the 2015 IMAGinE Award in the categorie “Individual Achievement:Volunteer


“Blue Star” Keep NSW Beautiful

Cultural Heritage Award Finalist


Australia Day 2016

2015 Griffith” Citizen of the Year” Nomination

2015 “Girls with Grit”, Community Project Nomination


NSW Government, 17/8/2017

Ministerial Commendation for contributions to the Griffith Servicemen/women veterans community


2017 Proud and Deadly Awards

Recipient of the Community Award Non-Aboriginal


Australia Day 2019

2018 Griffith “Citizen of the Year” Joint Nomination

2018 Griffith Community “Project of the Year” Award  

         Recipient. A combined team effort made by RSL,







Guest speaker Miss Madison Penrith from the

Griffith Aboriginal Community spoke in her address about

* Indigenous Soldiers in the Australian Armed  


 *Her visit to Gallipoli attending the 1915/2015

   Centenary Commemorations



Local guest speaker Mr. Noel Hicks gave a very meaningful address on the Anzac Spirit and mateship. He brought tears to the eyes of many present when elaborating on the human aspects, the suffering and sacrifices in the wars.


Remembrance Day Service 2018.

Dedication of the Cenotaph’s new Honour Board, showing the names of local WW1 and 2 Servicemen who died during the conflicts, followed by a Centenary Commemoration of the end of WW1.


 Detailed information about the WW1/WW2 Servicemen whose names are on the new Cenotaph Honour Board is now available for the public in the Griffith War Memorial Museum.










The Museum's Development

The Griffith War Memorial Museum owes its existence to the returned servicemen from WWI who became soldier-settlers in Griffith.  They had the foresight to have the Crown Land dedicated as a war memorial.  After WWII the returned soldiers, sailors, airmen and their families expressed a wish to establish a fitting memorial to those who served.  It has only been possible to establish the museum because of their and their offspring's commitment to remember the sacrifices that were made during the time of war.

The Griffith War Memorial Museum was officially opened by Lt, Col Peter Morrisey on Saturday July 25, 2009.

The objective of the Griffith War Memorial Museum Inc is to display items of military interest and aspects of the social history linked to military operations of ex-servicemen and women and their families from Griffith and districts.

The museum aims to achieve this by displaying photos, audio and DVD resource material, stories, clothing, weapons and other military artefacts.

 Museum Hours

Open Thursday 10am – 2pm

         Friday      10am – 2pm

         Saturday  11am – 2pm

ANZAC DAY open after the Cenotaph ceremony.

Entrance Fees

A donation is appreciated to cover development and maintenance costs of the museum. Donations over $2.00 are tax deductable and a receipt will be given.

Tours and Group Visits


If you would like to donate any artefacts, photos or information to the museum, please contact us via email or our PO Box 2221 Griffith.


These can be organised at other times by special arrangement.

By writing to PO Box 2221 Griffith NSW 2680,

or emailing to gwmm@westnet.com.au 

or by contacting the Secretary Pat Cox on 0407485091


·         Public parking on the street  bays and centre

·         Disabled access via door to the left of the building

·         Public toilets in the park next door.



167 - 185 Banna Avenue Griffith


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