A lasting legacy
Described as a woman with “boundless and terrifying energy”, Matilda ‘Tilly’ Thompson was the driving force behind the Lucas Girls and building Ballarat’s Avenue of Honour and Arch of Victory.
A seaside community remembers
At the end of the First World War, the town of Semaphore built a memorial to remember the service and sacrifice of more than 850 local residents who volunteered.
A century of service
Australians suffered heavy casualties at the battle of Lone Pine. But for one grieving mother, a pine cone from the battlefield would become a memorial to her son.
From Seed to Sculpture: First World War remembered in Legerwood
Along the streets of Legerwood, a tiny town 1 hour’s drive from Launceston in Tasmania, are tree carvings that resemble the local men who lost their lives in the First World War.
War Memorials in the Australian Landscape
This article was written by the late Ken Inglis for the Australian War Memorial’s Wartime Magazine edition 4.
“Their last glimpse of Australian soil”
Albany was the assembly point for many of the Australian and New Zealand mounted troops before leaving for Egypt. For some, the town would be their last view of Australian soil.