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Army Museum Bandiana

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The original collection was first established in 1972 in what was then known as the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps Centre at Bandiana, four kilometres East of Wodonga in North East Victoria. The collection quickly outgrew this location and was moved to the present site in 1976. The building is corrugated iron clad and timber framed and was built in 1940. At this time it was considered that such a valuable collection should be open to the public. The Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps Museum was formally opened by the Director General of Supply-Army Brigadier J.A.Munro, AO on the 31st of March 1976. 1997 saw the integration of the Army Transport Museum from Puckapunyal, the Army Catering Corps Historical Collection also from Puckapunyal and the Army's Electrical and Mechanical Engineer's Historical Collection from storage in Bandiana. These Museums and Historical Collections combined with the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps Museum to form the Army Museum Bandiana on the 1st of July 1997. The Army Museum Bandiana was officially opened by the Deputy Chief of Army Maj General J.C. Hartley, AO on the 23rd of October 1997.

Our Collection

The original collection was first established in 1972 in what was then known as the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps Centre at Bandiana, four kilometres East of Wodonga in NorthEast Victoria. The collection quickly outgrew its original accommodation and was moved in 1976 to a larger building. At this time it was considered that such a valuable collection should be open to the public. The Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps Museum was formally opened by the Director General of Supply-Army Brigadier J.A.Munro,AO on the 31st of March 1976. 1997 saw the integration of the Army Transport Museum from Puckapunyal, the Army Catering Corps Historical Collection also from Puckapunyal and the Army's Electrical and Mechanical Engineer's Historical Collection from storage in Bandiana. These Museums and Historical Collections combined with the Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps Museum to form the Army Museum Bandiana on the 1st of July 1997. The Army Museum Bandiana was offically opened by the Deputy Chief of Army Maj General J.C. Hartley, AO on the 23rd of October 1997. In 1998 the Health Services Museum at Portsea was closed and the Historical Collections of the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps, Royal Australian Army Dental Corps and Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps were transferred to the Army Museum Bandiana. In 1999 content from the Army's Chaplain's Department was added to the collection.

This collection documents the history of key elements of Australia’s armed forces.

Subcollections
Sub Collections

2/23rd Australian Infantry Battalion (Albury's own) Army Apprentices; Australian Army Catering Corps; Australian Army Psychology Corps; Australian Service Nurses; Australian Women’s Army Service; Royal Australian Army Chaplains Department ; Royal Australian Army Dental Service; Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps; Royal Australian Corps of Transport; Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers; Royal Australian Medical Corps; Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps; United Nations; and the John Laffin Collection.

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