Christmas 1917

Join this Vicfix campaign to revive the spirit of Christmas past

Vicfix is improving the searchability of digitised newspaper articles and making the hidden details of Victoria's rich history available for everyone.

About Christmas 1917

Some Christmas traditions never change – not only roast turkey and plum puddings but also heat waves, traffic jams and ham raffles. A century ago, however, Christmas cheer was overshadowed by mourning for lost loved ones and fears for those still serving in WWI, which continued to rage in Europe.

Historic reports reveal the philanthrophic focus of Christmas celebrations across the state, from church fetes and the erection of Christmas trees to appeals to raise funds for soldiers' children, the festivities held in hospitals and orphanages, and fundraisers to aid society's less fortunate.

Contribute to this Vicfix campaign – it's easy!

  • Choose an article listed below and click through to correct it on Trove (see our How-to guide).
  • Add our tag 'vicfix-done' once the whole article is fixed.
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Christmas 1917

Great news: all the articles in this campaign are fixed! Explore them by clicking on the 'Fixed articles' tab, or choose a newspaper article to fix in one of our other Vicfix correction campaigns.