War

The Major Moon Collection

The Major Moon Collection

April 1, 2013

Such was life, War:

Major Arthur Moon was an Australian surgeon and POW in the Tamuang and Chungkai camps during World War II. He worked alongside Sir Edward (Weary) Dunlop and performed up to… Read More ›

From Ararat to the Dardanelles: World War I through newspapers

From Ararat to the Dardanelles: World War I through newspapers

March 25, 2013

Such was life, War:

Over 70 Victorian newspapers covering 1914 to 1918 are now freely available on Trove, the digitised Australian newspapers website. These titles have been digitised to support the commemoration of the… Read More ›

World War I colour patches

World War I colour patches

February 26, 2013

Such was life, War:

Colour patches were worn on Australian soldiers’ uniforms to show which unit they belonged to. For men in the infantry battalions, the colour on the upper part of their patch… Read More ›

‘Death ballots’: Australia’s World War I conscription referendums

‘Death ballots’: Australia’s World War I conscription referendums

December 19, 2012

Such was life, War:

On 28 October 1916 the first of two controversial conscription referendums was held in Australia. Military training for men between 18 and 60 had been compulsory since 1911, but the… Read More ›

A Koori protest against the Nazis

A Koori protest against the Nazis

December 6, 2012

Such was life, War:

Kristallachnacht (also known as ‘The night of broken glass’, 9-10 November 1938) was a major escalation in the persecution of the Jews in Germany by the Nazi government. Nearly 100… Read More ›

Diggers’ diaries

Diggers’ diaries

November 11, 2012

Such was life, War:

‘Well I have been to gay Paris and all I can say is it is wonderful…Melbourne is like the smallest of bush towns compared with it, wishing that dear old… Read More ›