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Key moments of the First World War

The First World War endured from 4 August 1914 until 11 November 1918. It represents the greatest loss of life and the greatest number of casualties in Australia’s history.

View an interactive timeline on how the war unfolded or scroll through the below timeline written by the Australian War Memorial outlining some of the significant moments and battles in this tumultuous period of Australia’s history.

Explore the Anzac Legacy Gallery

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Now open at Queensland Museum, the new Anzac Legacy Gallery tells the fascinating story of the First World War in Queensland.

Visit Queensland Museum to discover stories, objects and journeys that trace how the war changed the face of Queensland and continues to shape our lives, a century later.

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Last updated
3 December, 2018

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