Home WW1

Access the State Library of Victoria’s online Ergo research resource on the home front during WW1.

Australian men rushed to enlist while loved ones tried to support them any way they could.

Soldiers prepared for the new style trench warfare while mothers, daughters and wives at home supported them by sending woollen clothing, care-packages and encouraging words.


Topics include:

  • Early reactions to war
  • The rush to enlist
  • Training and preparation
  • Arguments over conscription
  • Propaganda
  • The homefront