WWI

The first shots of World War I were fired in Australia. Australia’s involvement in WWI affected citizens of European origin and those brought under Australian control for the duration of the conflict, such as the German-speaking prisoners of war from New Guinea and a small number of Turks. Europeans who fought in the War, both for and against Australia, left large collections of photographic, epistolary and diary records in Italian, German and French. These are records both of those defined as ‘enemies’, and of ‘friendly’ nations such as Japan.

From the archive Filter this collection

Settlement
English, Chinese
Powerhouse Museum
World War I
German, English
Australian National Maritime Museum
World War I
English, Chinese
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
World War I
German
Museums Victoria Collections
World War I
English, German
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
Settlement
French
State Library of Victoria
National boundaries
French
State Library of Victoria
World War I
German
South Australia Museum
World War I
Norwegian
Museums of History New South Wales
World War I
German
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
Italian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German
State Archives of New South Wales
World War I
German
Australian War Memorial
World War I
Turkish, English
State Library of Victoria
World War I
English, French, Spanish
National Library of Australia
World War I
English, Russian, French
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
German
State Library of Victoria
World War I
English, French
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German
South Australia Museum
World War I
Russian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
Japanese
National Library of Australia
World War I
Japanese
National Library of Australia
Settlement
Chinese, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
Dutch
Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Netherlands)
World War I
German
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
World War I
Russian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
Russian, English
State Library of New South Wales
National boundaries
German, English
State Library of Western Australia
National boundaries
Russian, English
State Library of Queensland
National boundaries
German, Spanish, English
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
German, English
State Library of Victoria
World War I
Dutch
Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Netherlands)
World War I
English, French
Museums Victoria Collections
Settlement
Italian, English
National Library of Australia
World War I
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
French
Tasmanian Archives
National boundaries
Italian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German
State Records of South Australia
World War I
Danish
State Library of Victoria
National boundaries
Chinese
State Library of Western Australia
World War I
Chinese
Western Australia Museum
World War I
Chinese
State Library of Western Australia
World War I
Chinese
State Library of Western Australia
Settlement
Italian, German, English
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
Spanish, English, French, German
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
English, French, Arabic
Australian War Memorial
National boundaries
German, English
Tasmanian Archives
National boundaries
Spanish, English
State Library of Victoria
Settlement
French, Spanish, English
National Library of Australia
World War I
English, German
State Archives of New South Wales
World War I
German
State Library of Victoria
Settlement
English, Spanish
The University of Sydney
National boundaries
French, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
Dutch
Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Netherlands)
Settlement
French, English
State Library of New South Wales
National boundaries
German
National Library of Australia
World War I
French, English
State Library of Victoria
World War I
Croatian
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
Dutch
The University of Sydney
World War I
German
State Library of New South Wales
National boundaries
Latvian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German
State Library of Victoria
World War I
German
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
German, English
State Library of Western Australia
World War I
Italian
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
Italian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
Irish
State Library of Victoria
World War I
Russian
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
Russian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
English, French
Museums of History New South Wales
World War I
Italian
National Library of Australia
World War I
German, English
State Library of South Australia
World War I
French, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German
National Archives of Australia
World War I
German, English
National Library of Australia
World War I
German
National Archives of Australia
World War II
German, English
National Archives of Australia
World War I
German
National Museum of Australia
World War I
English, German
National Library of Australia
National boundaries
German, English
State Library of Victoria
Settlement
Portuguese, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German
State Library of New South Wales
National boundaries
German, English
State Library of South Australia
Settlement
Italian, English
State Library of South Australia
World War I
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
Dutch
Koninklijke Bibliotheek (Netherlands)
World War I
German, English
Australian War Memorial
World War I
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
English, Italian
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
World War I
German
Northern Territory Library
World War I
German
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
English, Serbian
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
Russian, English
National Library of Australia
World War I
German, English
Australian War Memorial
Settlement
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
Latvian, English
State Library of South Australia
World War I
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
English, German
Australian War Memorial
World War I
Danish, English
State Library of Queensland
World War I
German, English
State Library of South Australia
World War I
French
National Library of Australia
World War I
Croatian, English
National Archives of Australia, Perth
National boundaries
German
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German, English
State Library of South Australia
World War I
German
Tasmanian Archives
World War I
Italian, English
State Library of New South Wales
National boundaries
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
National boundaries
German
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
English, German, French, Latin
State Library of New South Wales
National boundaries
Italian, English
State Library of New South Wales
National boundaries
English, French, Greek (Modern)
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
Japanese, English
National Library of Australia
World War I
German
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
French
State Library of Victoria
Settlement
French, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
Croatian, English
State Library of Western Australia
National boundaries
English, French
National Library of Australia
Settlement
Japanese, English
Tatura Irrigation & Wartime Camps Museum
World War I
German, English
National Library of Australia
World War I
German, English
State Library of New South Wales, State Library of Victoria
World War I
German
Australian War Memorial
World War I
Italian, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
Latvian
Museums Victoria Collections
World War I
Japanese, English
National Library of Australia
World War I
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
Japanese
National Library of Australia
World War I
English, German
National Library of Australia
World War I
German
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
German, English
State Library of South Australia
Settlement
Dutch, English, French
National Library of Australia
World War I
German, English
National Library of Australia
World War I
Finnish, English
National Library of Australia
World War I
German, English
National Library of Australia
World War I
German, English
National Library of Australia
World War I
Welsh, English
National Library of Australia
Settlement
English, Italian, German
National Library of Australia
National boundaries
Chinese, English
National Library of Australia
Settlement
English, German
State Library of Victoria
Settlement
Chinese
National Library of Australia
Settlement
German, English
State Library of South Australia
Settlement
English, French, Italian
National Library of Australia
National boundaries
German, English, Tok Pisin
National Library of Australia, State Library of New South Wales
National boundaries
German, English
National Library of Australia
Settlement
French, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
English, Arabic
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
Estonian
National Library of Australia
World War I
English, German
National Archives of Australia, Brisbane
National boundaries
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
Croatian
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
English, Norwegian
State Library of Queensland
World War I
German
State Library of New South Wales
National boundaries
English, German, Russian
State Library of Victoria
World War I
French, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
French
Museums Victoria Collections
National boundaries
Gaelic; Scottish Gaelic, English
National Museum of Australia
World War I
German
National Museum of Australia
World War I
French
Museums Victoria Collections
World War I
Swedish
South Australia Museum
World War I
Dutch, English
State Library of Western Australia
National boundaries
Japanese
National Library of Australia
Settlement
German, English
State Library of Victoria
Settlement
German
National Library of Australia
World War I
German
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
Latvian, English
State Library of Victoria
World War I
German
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
English, German, Chinese
State Library of Queensland
World War I
Dutch
Albury Library Museum
World War I
Chinese, English
National Archives of Australia, Sydney
World War I
German
Australian War Memorial
World War I
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
National boundaries
German, Samoan
National Library of Australia
National boundaries
English, French
National Library of Australia
National boundaries
Czech, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
Polish, English
Tasmanian Archives
World War I
English, German
National Archives of Australia, Perth
World War I
Indonesian
Flinders University
National boundaries
Japanese
National Library of Australia
World War I
French
State Library of Victoria
National boundaries
Italian
State Library of New South Wales
National boundaries
German, English
State Library of Queensland
World War I
German
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
Italian, English
State Library of Western Australia
Settlement
English, Welsh
State Library of South Australia
Settlement
German
Tasmanian Archives
National boundaries
Chinese, English
State Library of New South Wales
Settlement
German, English
State Library of New South Wales
World War I
Greek (Modern)
National Library of Australia
World War I
Greek (Modern), Greek (Modern)
State Library of New South Wales
National boundaries
Greek (Modern)
Hellenic Historic & Cultural Centre NSW
Settlement
Greek (Modern), English
Australian National Maritime Museum
National boundaries
Japanese
National Library of Australia

Newspapers

World War I
German
National Library of Australia
World War I
Greek (Modern)
Dardalis Archives of the Hellenic Diaspora

Images

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