The La Trobe Journal No 96 September 2015
Victoria and the Great War
This special issue of the La Trobe Journal edited by John Lack, Judith Smart and John Arnold brings together the work of scholars with diverse interests to examine previously under-researched issues concerning the experience of war on the home front.
In the Great War of 1914–18, almost half a million Australian men and women served their King and Empire. Some 330,000 left Australia and almost 60,000 never returned. Most of those who came back were damaged, physically and mentally. Victoria was the fulcrum of the Australian war effort. The decision for war was taken in Melbourne and it was from Melbourne that the Australian contribution was planned and coordinated. The city was also the centre of bitter social and political conflicts that divided the nation, especially in 1916 and 1917.
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- [Front matter] (pdf,1.58 MB)
- John Lack & Judith Smart (Guest editors) - Editorial (pdf,981.34 KB)
- Douglas Newton - ‘We have sprung at a bound’: Australia’s leap into the Great War, July–August 1914 (pdf,4.72 MB)
- Judith Smart - A divided national capital: Melbourne in the Great War (pdf,4.81 MB)
- John Lack - ‘The great madness of 1914–18’: families at war on Melbourne’s eastern and western fronts (pdf,3.31 MB)
- Bart Ziino - War and private sentiment in Australia during 1915 (pdf,1.68 MB)
- Joy Damousi - John Springthorpe’s war (pdf,2.07 MB)
- Kate Laing - World war and worldly women: the Great War and the formation of the Women’s International League for Peace... (pdf,2.33 MB)
- Rosalie Triolo - ‘Keeping your eyes on Germany’: Victoria’s School Paper and complicated relationships with ‘the Germans’... (pdf,3.72 MB)
- Jillian Durance - Too good to lose: the Showgrounds Camp Band 1915 (pdf,5.73 MB)
- Catherine Tiernan - In search of Stroud Langford (pdf,5.45 MB)
- Bronwyn Hughes - Remembrance: Victoria’s commemorative stained-glass windows of World War I (pdf,6.64 MB)
- [Back matter] (pdf,712.86 KB)