My great-great-uncle, Hugh Baxter was part of the Australian Imperial Forces and a Gallipoli veteran. I will be remembering him this Anzac Day.
A digital story written after a pilgrimage to Gallipoli in 2009. My Grandfather was part of the ANZAC forces second wave of troops in 1915 and had taken photos during his tour of service.
In late 1914 a young woman living in Melbourne learned that her brothers were preparing to join the Great War. She wanted to play her part and signed up to support Red Cross.
A reflection on the military service of the ancestors of a second generation migrant, when one uncle fought for the British in World War I and one grandfather fought for the Italians in World War II.
This is the story of my family and how they came to live in Australia, and the legacy of war on immigrants and their families.
Marion, renown Melbourne spinner, took her spinning wheel to Antarctica to create the yarn for a handknitted replica of the Balaclava that Sir Douglas Mawson wears on the $100 note. Auctioned in 2011, the money raised was for the Mawson's Huts Foundation.
Sir John Monash was a great Australian. In terms of importance to Australian history, he is head and shoulders above the pack for his achievements in defeating tyranny and fighting for democracy.
In 1915 Australian-born physicist, William Lawrence Bragg and his father William Henry Bragg won the Nobel Prize for Physics.