Author: Public Record Office Victoria
Soldier On: WW1 Soldier Settler Stories features records from the state archives close archives Definition Records considered to have continuing or permanent value that have been, or will be, transferred to the custody of an archival organisation; also used to refer to the buildings in which archival records are stored and to organisation that have responsibility for archival records. of Public Record Office Victoria revealing previously untold stories of the Victorian soldier settler experience.
Between 1918 and 1934 the Soldier Settlement Scheme helped settle some 11,000 returned soldiers on farming land across the state through government leases.
Through original archival records, as well as first-hand video and photos, the exhibition will take visitors through the establishment of the WW1 Soldier Settlement Scheme in Victoria and the harsh realities of life on a soldier settlement farm.
Here we've collated a snapshot of some of the archival photos to be found in the exhibition: