Contact presents the first, authoritative survey of the Australian War Memorial's photographic collection and of Australian war photography more broadly. It features over 200 photos, drawn from the work of the many official, commercial, and amateur photographers who have recorded the Australian experience of war. The exquisitely produced volume showcases the breadth of the AWM's collection, and uncovers many of the collection's hidden treasures, including the works of the many soldiers and nurses who privately photographed their own experiences. The images are complemented by detailed discussions of the history of Australian war photography and the AWM's collection. Together, they present a powerful and unique account of the important place these photographs hold in Australian memory.