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Tag Archives: war

The legacy of wartime propaganda Part 1

One hundred years ago, 112,000 Victorians enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF), 89,000 served overseas and 19,000 would tragically lose their lives. This article takes us back in time through a selection of World War I propaganda materials located in the archive.  The final year of the war It is early 1918 – three years […]

ANZAC Commemorative Talks at Dig the Archives

What was life like for the Victorian ANZAC soldiers returned from the war? The National Archives of Australia and Public Record Office Victoria hold many records relating to defence force personnel who served in World War 1. The upcoming Dig the Archives Open Day, on Saturday 2 May, will provide Victorians with a chance to […]

Stories of WW1 soldier settlers come to life

One of Victoria’s most important military collections is now available to the public for the first time online, as Parliamentary Secretary to the Special Minister of State, Shaun Leane, unveiled an important new website for historical and family research today. Battle to Farm enables the public access to nearly 10,000 government records on the Victorian Soldier Settlement […]

Archival snapshot: war emergency nurses

  A nurse is a gift sent from above In 1915 there was increased need for nurses to help with the war effort so nurses were asked to sign up as “war emergency nurses” in the military hospitals.  When these nurses signed up as “war emergency nurses”,   they could not have imagined that the register which authenticates […]

Showcase Record – January 2013

The gift of a school to Villers Bretonneux by Melbourne school children. The Villers-Bretonneux School Photograph Collection features items of various formats documenting the role of the Victorian Department of Education and the school children of Victoria in the rebuilding of the school at Villers-Bretonneux, France after its destruction in 1918 during World War 1. […]

Victoria’s Wartime Experiences as seen from the Home Front

In some respects, ANZAC Day can be a difficult anniversary for PROV to recognise.  After all, the armed forces are effectively agencies of the Commonwealth Government and so members of the public waiting to find service histories and other records about our military involvement will invariably start with our Commonwealth colleagues at the National Archives […]