The “One Hundred Stories” project reveal the impact of human conflict on Australia and the world. Digital narratives based on recently opened archives, they revolutionise the way history is presented and challenge our understanding of the Great War. The One Hundred Stories are stories that have not been told before. They highlight the experiences of women as well as men, recover the too often forgotten contribution of Indigenous Australians, and emphasise the ongoing cost of war to the community as a whole.
Each story is a snapshot of a life and a generation. Each involves a brief on-line presentation ideal for teaching purposes The stories remember not just the men and women who lost their lives but also those who returned to Australia: the gassed, the crippled, the insane, all those irreparably damaged by war. The Great War shaped the world as well as the nation. Its memory belongs to us all.