Category Archives: World War 1 & 2

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. (http://ergo.slv.vic.gov.au/explore-history/australia-wwi/home-wwi) Topics include:

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iBook: INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS AT WAR

This free iBook, published by Australian Teachers of Media (ATOM) and Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne (2003)  commemorates, acknowledges and tells the story of the Indigenous men and women who served for Australia through interactive touch photo galleries and movies. (https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/indigenous-australians-at/id721435276?mt=11) It is available for download with iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.

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Australian Screen

  AustralianScreen contains information about and excerpts from a wide selection of Australian feature films, documentaries, television programs, newsreels, short films, animations, and home-movies produced over the last 100 years. The First World War section contains excerpts from a wide variety of film sources. Titles include ‘The First World War in Cartoons’ ‘Troops Head to the Docks’ ‘Red Cross Charity Bazaar’ and more.

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