First World War 1914–18 Australian troops in the Lone Pine trenches. A02022 A02022 Australian troops in the Lone Pine trenches. AWM A02022 Australia’s involvement in the First World War began when Britain and Germany went to war on 4 August 1914, and both Prime Minister Joseph Cook and Opposition Leader Andrew Fisher, who were in the midst of an election campaign, pledged full support for Britain. The outbreak of war was greeted in Australia, as in many other places, with great enthusiasm. The first significant Australian action of the war was the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force’s (ANMEF) landing on Rabaul on 11 September 1914. On 25 April 1915 members of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) landed on Gallipoli in Turkey with troops from New Zealand, Britain, and France. Throughout 1916 and 1917 losses on the Western Front were heavy and gains were small. For Australia, the First World War remains the costliest conflict in terms of deaths and casualties. Sources and further reading: C.E.W. J.
NPPA: Best of Photojournalism 2011 Australian History Home Search Site Contact Us Site Map Our FREE ebooks Help to download and convert files on this site Project Gutenberg Australia gratefully acknowledges the significant contribution of Sue Asscher in preparing many of the eBooks relating to Australian History, which are available from this page. Australian History Resources relating to Australian History available from Project Gutenberg Australia and Project Gutenberg in the U.S. Links to other sites covering Australian History John White, surgeon on the First Fleet to sail to Australia, in 1787-88. The first authenticated discovery of Australia was by William Jansz in 1606. The convicts were put on board the ships of the First Fleet in March 1787 and arrived at Sydney Cove on 26 January, 1788--the day now commemorated as "Australia Day". Another account, "Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales", by John Wright, Surgeon-General to the Settlement, was first published in 1790. Quite a recommendation! Watkin Tench James Tucker, convict novelist
Service records Discovering Anzacs – The National Archives of Australia and Archives New Zealand commemorate the Centenary of Anzac. The National Archives holds records about service in the Australian defence forces from Federation in 1901. Find out how to access the records we hold relating to service with the: Australian Army (Army) Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) We also hold other records relating to wartime service, including: civilian servicecourts-martial filesmerchant navymunitions workerssoldier settlementveterans’ case fileswar gratuities Under the Archives Act, you have a right of access to Commonwealth government records that are in the open access period. For wider research, you may also want to consult the Archives records about defence administration and policy or unit, operational and administrative records held by the Australian War Memorial. See also the list of abbreviations used in some service records.
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Digitised WWI Victorian newspapers | State Library Victoria A major project commemorating World War I has digitised 216 WWI-era Victorian community newspapers and made them available online via the National Library of Australia’s Trove portal. Victorians everywhere can now explore the stories of their communities and family and friends who lived and fought through the Great War. This digitised collection contains thousands of stories waiting to be found. These newspapers of the day provide, in their original format, news and public debate; letters from soldiers, sailors and nurses; death notices, images and more. The newspapers can be freely and easily searched by anyone at anytime and anywhere, using keywords, dates or geographical regions. The digitised newspapers cover the period 1914–19. The digitisation of these newspapers has been supported by the State Library of Victoria, National Library of Australia, Public Libraries Victoria Network, local councils and historical societies.
New Zealand Travel Situated in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, New Zealand is mainly comprised of two main large islands - the North and South Islands, and one smaller island - Stewart Island, as well as numerous smaller islands including the Chatham Islands. New Zealand is known as Aotearoa meaning "Land of the long white cloud". New Zealand is a country dominated by towering peaks, long sandy beaches, exotic natural bush, sparkling lakes, and an extraordinary array of flora and fauna because of its isolation from the rest of the world. These values make New Zealand a haven for outdoor activities as well as a great place to unwind and take it all in. The New Zealander is also known as a "Kiwi" (named after the national bird). Each region of New Zealand is unique and quite different from each other in culture, landscape, and scenery. There are so many "must do" activities and experiences to try when traveling through New Zealand. Viewing New Zealand Travel photos 1 to 42 (of 62 on 2 pages)
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New Zealand Travel Notes Short URL: - National Anthem of New Zealand. The Realm of New Zealand is made up of the North and South islands (separated by the narrow Cook Strait) and many smaller islands; including Stewart Island to the south of South Island. New Zealand Travel Brochures. Quick Links About New Zealand, Map of New Zealand, New Zealand Accommodation, New Zealand Cities, New Zealand Regions, New Zealand Tourism, New Zealand Travel Guides, New Zealand Travel Tips. The National plant of New Zealand is the Pohutukawa and the National bird is the Kiwi. 1800-Hostels.com: Backpacking in New Zealand. The first European to reach the islands was the Dutch navigator Abel Tasman, in 1642 when the name New Zealand was given them by a Dutch cartographer. Captain James Cook visited in 1769 and claimed the islands for Great Britain. According to Maori tradition, Kupe first discovered the North Island 1,000 years before Tasman and called it Aotearoa, or Land of the Long White Cloud. Weather in New Zealand
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