Post Tagged with: "World War I"

Poetry of the pongo

Poetry of the pongo

August 8, 2016

Such was life, War:

‘Pongo’ was a term used by Australian troops in World War One to refer to the common foot soldier of the infantry battalions. The songs, stories, art and verses of the pongos tells us much about the Australian soldiers who fought in the Great War.

Bringing the war home: repatriation records and the family historian – Don Grant Memorial Lecture

Bringing the war home: repatriation records and the family historian – Don Grant Memorial Lecture

August 18, 2015

Family matters:

The 2015 Don Grant Memorial Lecture was given by Professor Bruce Scates, Chair of History and Australian Studies and Director of the National Centre for Australian Studies, Monash University.

The Waler; a war horse

The Waler; a war horse

April 22, 2015

Such was life, War:

Walers became legendary with the Australian Light Horse for their feats of endurance and bravery on the battle field during WWI.

Wilfred Owen (1893–1918)

Poets at war: ‘What passing bells for these who die as cattle?’

February 12, 2015

Arts, Exhibitions, Visual arts:

Anna Welch introduces us to some of the great poets of the First World War, currently highlighted in The Mirror of the World exhibition

Death on the Pyramids

Death on the Pyramids

February 5, 2015

Such was life, War:

Some soldiers in Egypt during World War I were so taken by the pyramids, they decided to climb them, with tragic results.

First shot fired!

First shot fired!

August 1, 2014

Such was life, War:

On 5 August 1914, the day Australians learnt of the declaration of war, the German trading ship SS Pfalz was just leaving Port Phillip Bay. The ship had originally planned… Read More ›

Victorian Historical Journal 1911-2010 now online

May 9, 2014

Arts & literature, Such was life:

For over a year, we’ve been providing free access to digitised copies of the Royal Historical Society of Victoria’s magazine for 1911-1954.  Thanks to the Society, we’re now able to make Victorian Historical… Read More ›

World War I poetry

World War I poetry

April 23, 2014

Such was life, War:

From enlistment to conscription, to laments for the lost to our duty to England, war poetry spans all the hardship and reasoning of battle.

Commemorating your Anzacs

Commemorating your Anzacs

December 10, 2013

Local history funding sources, Such was life:

Would your community like to commemorate Australian servicemen and women who served during the First World War? The Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program offers funding of up to… Read More ›

Ross McMullin wins Australian History award in 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

Ross McMullin wins Australian History award in 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

August 16, 2013

Announcements, News:

The State Library congratulates Ross McMullin who last night won the Australian History award in the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for his book Farewell, Dear People.