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Mawson - Return from an Epic journey
1914 – What a year! Early in the year Douglas Mawson returned from his expedition to the Antarctic. After more than two years and the tragedy of two lost companions, Mawson cemented his place in history as a man of great science. The intrepid explorer was knighted on June 29. Mawson died at his Brighton home on 14 October 1958.
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The way we were. In early 1914 bushfires raged across much of Victoria and, apart from isolated areas in other states where rainfall caused flooding, much of the country was in drought. Communities pitched in to help each other. The sentiment of pitching in was not lost on the creator of this recruitment poster.
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FREE APP to experience events of the first days of the Battle of Fromelles and Pozières especially designed for tablet computers.
WWI: Fromelles and Pozières can be downloaded for free across Apple and Google app stores.
Non-tablet users can access the Days in Conflict: Fromelles and Pozières website http://www.abc.net.au/fromelles-pozieres/
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Christmas card shows tiny map of Great Britain surrounded by Allied countries: Canada, India, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa. Extending from each country are shaking hands, above the map of Great Britain and crossed flags of Britain and Australia.
Printed in a scroll above image: Honour the King / Fear God / Remember Home. Printed beneath image: Joined for Liberty and Truth, Our Word is our Bond / To the Day of Victory. With Best Wishes for Christmas and the New Year / 1917-1918.
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Greetings from France, Xmas 1916
Postcards were enormously popular during World War I, millions were sent to and from those at war and those at home. They often carried sentimental or patriotic messages, being designed to promote patriotism and encourage enlistment.
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