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World War I centenary

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.

Image: Fall-in! (Norman Lindsay)

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.

Writing the war videos

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

Research guide

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

Such was life blog

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

WWI unit histories

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

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.

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.

Anzac spirit

Seeing the sights in Egypt

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

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