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One Hundred Stories

The One Hundred Stories are a silent presentation. They 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.

 

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Alexander McKinnon

With due care

Frank

Frank Wilkinson

At breaking point

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Ettie Rout

A guardian angel of the Anzacs

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Charles Kingston

Captain Charlie’s Boozer

Elsie Tranter

Elsie Tranter

We were all so fond of him

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Herbert Crowle

A man who stood out

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William Irwin

Magnificent gallantry

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Mary Chomley

A labour of love

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The Unknown Patient

Thank God you are found

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Bryan Lyall

A sorrow unsaid

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George Irwin

All that is left of him

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Tom Elliott

A Duntroon man

Maynard

William Maynard

Something to remember him by

Wardrop

Adam Wardrop

Whatever time they had left

Gilbert

Caroline Gilbert

No more to send

Danswan

Cornelius Danswan

Quite a decent type of man

Ethel-Campbell

Ethel Campbell

The angel of Durban

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Bernard Haines

The boy soldier

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‘Remembering and Forgetting War’ – Hear Professor Jay Winter’s public lecture launching the 100 Stories book

On Remembrance Day 2015, ‘World War One: A history in 100 stories’, written by Monash University historians Professor Bruce Scates, Rebecca Wheatley and Laura James, was launched to a capacity audience at the Melbourne Museum. A challenging program of speeches, performance and song was captured on film for audiences across the world. Highlight of the evening was Professor Jay Winter’s … Continue reading ‘Remembering and Forgetting War’ – Hear Professor Jay Winter’s public lecture launching the 100 Stories book

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History or Hollywood?: Solving the Mystery of The Water Diviner

Why does the Anzac Legend continue to captivate Australians? In the lead up to the Centenary of the Landing, Russell Crowe’s feature length movie ‘The Water Diviner’ was screened in cinemas across the world. The film claims to be inspired by ‘true events’, retraces the steps of the first pilgrim across the Gallipoli battlefields and grapples with one of … Continue reading History or Hollywood?: Solving the Mystery of The Water Diviner

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A bold new book

Find out more about the men and women of the 100 stories By popular demand, the stories have been recast as a book.  Lavishly illustrated, carefully researched and written in crisp, engaging prose, World War One: A history in 100 stories extends our understanding of a conflict that shaped the modern world. You can learn … Continue reading A bold new book

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The 100 Stories in the classroom

The 100 Stories project is aligned with Australia’s National History Curriculum and canvas a wide range of historical issues.  They foster skills at the heart of critical inquiry and offer new empathetic ways of recovering past experience.  The 100 Stories have been showcased in thousands of classrooms since the project began.  Here are some practical … Continue reading The 100 Stories in the classroom

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