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Covid-19 Update

A quick note to our Heritage community … We trust you and your families are doing well during these uncertain times. Thank you for your patience over the last few weeks of the pandemic lockdown phase, we now have some further updates for you as promised.  We’re fully operational As far as online orders go, we’ve been fully operational, and we are receiving a huge volume of orders at present. Even though we’ve experienced frustrating delays in stock replacements due mainly to...

All deliveries now ‘Contactless’

Just a quick heads-up guys; with COVID-19, despite instructions, all couriers including Australia Post are making 'contactless' deliveries. Signatures are not being taken (despite the service being paid for) apparently during the pandemic, so it's back to the old days of 'paperboys hurling across the fence' in some cases it seems. Out of anyone's control unfortunately.

Online shopping only now

We have paused face-to-face customer service at our pickup centre in response to the COVID-19 threat - to protect customers and crew and support all COVID-19 health guidelines, both state and national. We sincerely trust you're staying safe. As we continue to monitor the Covid-19 crisis, our greatest priority is the health and safety of our customers, team members, and the wider community. We have reviewed the directive from the Australian Government regarding the closure of all non-essential services &...

Zip. You can own it now, pay later

What's Zip? It's a payment method which gives you the freedom to buy now and pay later at thousands of Australia’s favourite stores - including Heritage Medals. Zip is an easy and flexible payment system which gives you the freedom to buy now and then pay later. There are two reusable account types, Zip Pay and Zip Money. Repayments are flexible so they suit your lifestyle - weekly, fortnightly or monthly, and you can pay as much as you like...

HMAS ANZAC Korea

6 SEP 1951: The Korean War and HMAS ANZAC bombs targets near Haeju. HMAS ANZAC was detached from HMS Glory's screen to bombard targets near Haeju, Korea. The ANZAC was one of 11 Australian ships to serve in Korea. HMAS ANZAC (D59) was a Battle class destroyer of the Royal Australian Navy. Named after the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, the destroyer was commissioned in 1951. The ship served on two tours of duty during the Korean War, and...

Allied forces hit top end

The sun was beating down on Mount Bundey Training Area when soldiers from the 8th/9th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (8/9 RAR), assaulted an enemy vehicle parked atop a rocky hilltop during Exercise Koolendong. Breaching a barbed-wire obstacle 130 kilometres south-east of Darwin, Northern Territory, the soldiers charged up the steep embankment, throwing smoke grenades ahead of them, the Top End red dust mixing with the yellow and green mist. Section commanders shouted orders and alert safety supervisors followed...

John French, VC

4 SEP 1942: World War II and Corporal John Alexander French, 2/9th Battalion, originally from Toowoomba, Queensland, earns the Victoria Cross at Milne Bay, New Guinea. It was a posthumous award. French was born on 15 July 1914 in Crows Nest, north of Toowoomba in Queensland, Australia. His parents were Lucy (née Donaldson) and Albert French. His father was a hairdresser who had moved to the Crows Nest area from Tenterfield, New South Wales, while his mother had originally...

Battle for Milne Bay

4 SEP 1942: World War II and the Japanese evacuation of Milne Bay, New Guinea begins. The fighting at Milne Bay resulted in the first defeat of a Japanese amphibious landing in the Second World War. Initially the Japanese troops overwhelmed and pushed back the first Australian battalions encountered, the 61st and 2/10th Battalions, but began suffering heavy casualties when the Kittyhawk fighters of 75 and 76 Squadrons RAAF began bombing and strafing them. Nevertheless, they continued advancing for a few...

A Declaration of War

3 SEP 1939: World War II and Britain, France, Australia, and New Zealand declare war on Germany. The German invasion of Poland led to the declaration of war against Germany by the United Kingdom and France and began the Second World War. Approaching defeat in the First World War, Germany signed the First Armistice at Compiègne on 11 November 1918 as a practical end to hostilities with France, the British Empire (including Australia and New Zealand), and the United...

William Dartnell, VC

3 SEP 1915: World War I and Temporary Lieutenant William Thomas Dartnell, 25th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, originally from Melbourne, earns the Victoria Cross at Maktau, British East Africa. It was a posthumous award. William Dartnell, born at Collingwood, Melbourne, was only 15 years old when he enlisted for service in South Africa with the Victorian Mounted Rifles in 1901. He returned to South Africa in 1913 and was working there when war was declared. Using the name Wilbur Taylor Dartnell, he...