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Organisations like the State Library of Queensland, Queensland State Archives and the Australian War Memorial hold an abundance of important records and information about the First World War such as stories, images, facts and even blogs. Explore the links below to find out more.

  • The Home Front: Australia during the First World War (PDF, 5.33MB)
    This educational resource is a unit of work developed for year nine students to align with the new Australian Curriculum: History. It's a great way to engage young Queenslanders and educate them on life here in Australia 100 years ago.
  • Sparke Films
    Are you planning a First World War re-enactment or need to hire uniforms or other props from the era? Sparke Films can help with all of your military related styling and also provide professional film production services.
  • The Australians at War—Film archive
    The archive is an Australian Government initiative providing a unique resource for everyone interested in Australia's wartime heritage. It features over 2000 interviews and a variety of stories from the First World War to Afghanistan.
  • Gallipoli: The First Day
    Discover this ABC documentary site about the First World War landing at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. Explore the landing in 3D, profiles, videos and more.
  • Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation
    Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation shares untold stories, commemorates our past and captures contemporary and living memories of Queensland’s experiences during and after the First World War.
  • Queensland State Archives
    Queensland State Archives (QSA) connects Queenslanders with their past—the histories of their families, the local community and the state—by ensuring that the significant records of government are available and accessible. QSA have been busy researching and preparing posts about Queensland’s role in the First World War since February 2014. Read these interesting stories on their blog.
  • Queensland War Memorial
    The Queensland War Memorial Register records the sites that are sacred to the memory of those that served.
  • Australian War Memorial Register
    Assisting Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society. Visit this unique site for information on the centenary of the First World War, stories shared by loved ones, collections of photographs, how to search for a family member who served and more.
  • National Archives of Australia
    Discover their fascinating collection of more than 100 years of Australian Government records, including war service records and family history.
  • Office of Australian War Graves (OAWG)
    The Office of Australian War Graves maintains war cemeteries and individual war graves in Australia and the region, commemorates eligible veterans whose post-war deaths were caused by their war service, and builds and maintains national memorials overseas.
  • Commonwealth War Graves Commission
    The Commonwealth War Graves Commission commemorates the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two World Wars. Their register records details of Commonwealth war dead so that graves or names on memorials can be located.
  • Don’t forget the Diggers
    This is an Anzac photographic archive website that aims to help preserve Australian First World War military history and guide people to the groups, associations and government departments who help manage relevant records and information.
  • The AIF Project
    Explore and search for information on relatives who served in the First World War.
  • Defence Honours and Awards
    This website provides medallic recognition to current serving and discharged Australian Defence Force personnel and Defence civilians. Awards are issued from the Australian and Imperial honours and awards systems from the First World War to current day.
  • It's an Honour
    This website is designed to educate Australians about the Australian honours system, national symbols and our Commonwealth Coat of Arms. Discover a range of lesson and activity ideas for teachers and students.
  • A is for ANZACs
    Delve into this fantastic teaching resource which is a web-based adaptation of Matt Anderson’s children’s book. Don’t forget to explore the other educational resources.
  • ABC Radio National’s special broadcast on the First World War
    To mark the centenary of the First World War, Radio National hosted a series of special broadcasts. The Great War: Memory, Perceptions and 10 contested questions explores 10 critical questions about the war and Australia’s place in it. Listen to the broadcasts on Radio National’s website.
  • RSL Queensland commemorative events
    Find more information about commemorative events being hosted by RSL Queensland in your area.
  • Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages
    The Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages holds around 9,000 death records for service personnel who enlisted in Queensland and died on active service or as a result of wounds received in battle. These records can be searched through our family history research service and digitised records may be available for purchase.
  • Anzac Live
    Experience a ground-breaking and intimate experience by following real Australians who lived through the First World War via social media. They are telling stories in real time every day about their travels and life on the battlefield. Talk to them and ask them questions and they will respond. This is a News Corp Australia initiative with cooperation from the State Library of NSW and the Australian War Memorial.

Explore the Anzac Legacy Gallery


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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