World War I centenary

WWI collection

Australian officers on donkeys in Egypt during World War I

Australian officers on donkeys in Egypt during World War I

Looking for digitised unit histories, photo albums, posters and more? You'll find what you're looking for in our extensive World War I collection.

World War I centenary

To mark the Anzacs' 100th anniversary and the centenary of the First World War, we're shining a light on the personal stories of Victorians during the conflict, both at home and abroad.

See their words come to life in our series of videos, follow local developments by browsing wartime newspapers or dip into our rich array of WWI collection materials.

We invite you to share these experiences of life during World War I as we pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of those on the battlefield and those who waited at home.

Digitised newspapers

WWI Newspaper Collection

Browse more than 200 Victorian community newspapers from the war period, digitised on Trove. Featuring news and public debate, letters from abroad and death notices, they provide a window into the impact of World War I, both on the battlefields and at home.

Gallery: Living the war

Living the War: World War I

Trace the stories of Australians caught up in the conflict in our Living the war online gallery.

Writing the war videos

Watch one of the videos featured in our Writing the war: personal stories from WWI exhibition.

WWI unit histories

Browse descriptions of battles, diary entries, maps and photographs in our digitised World War I unit histories.

Anzac spirit

Seeing the sights in Egypt

Witness the Anzac spirit, captured in photos by Gallipoli chaplain Rev TP Bennett.

Research guide

Looking for information about Australian service personnel during the Great War? Read our Australians in WWI research guide.

Workshop for secondary students

Patriotic colour postcard showing the flags of Britain and the Commonwealth countries c 1918

Postcard with British and Commonwealth flags

Our Unfolding history: WWI stories workshop for Years 9–10 helps students understand the war's significance.

For essential WWI teacher resources, visit our ergo website.

Such was life blog

Head to our Such was life blog to read posts highlighting the Library's World War I collections.