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Christmas 1914

  Postcard Joseph Lebovic collection, National Museum of Australia In December 1914 our nation was very new to the notion of being at war. Many of those men who enlisted had not yet seen conflict, and they celebrated Christmas in training camps in Australia, on board transport ships, or in desert camps in the shadows of … Read more

A moment of humanity in the trials of war: The Third Australian Machine Gun Company’s day of sports

Program of sports, 3 September 1918, Royal Historical Society of Queensland

Guest blogger: Timothy Roberts, Curator, Royal Historical Society of Queensland Stories of gallantry and hardship are proliferate throughout Australia’s Great War history; however when viewed in isolation, these provide an incomplete perception about the reality of life on the front. Occasionally, unusual items surface which highlight the very human face that was characteristic of the Great … Read more