Hear about the Australian artists who used art to capture their experiences on the front line and behind the scenes during WWI.
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Share the experiences of a front-line soldier, brought to life in this reading of Eric Chinner's WWI letters home.
See words and pictures from the WWI diaries of nurse Alice Kitchen, who sailed with the AIF's first convoy.
Watch our short film featuring extracts from the history-making 'Gallipoli letter' written by Sir Keith Murdoch in 1915.
Watch our short film drawn from the WWI writings, drawings and photograph album of Brighton-born artist Jessie Traill.
See images from the front sent home to his students back home by teacher Percival Langford.
Watch images and words from the WWI diaries of George Auchterlonie come to life in this short film.