This sound reel features Australian soldiers from the First World War recalling memories of recruitment and enlistment.

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The Sound Collection at the Australian War Memorial consists of over 9,000 oral history interviews with individuals who served during war and peacekeeping efforts. To showcase highlights from this collection the Australian War Memorial will create Sound show reels.

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Friday 9 August 2013 by Dianne Rutherford. No comments.
Opinion, views and commentary First World War, ANZAC Biscuits, Baking, How To...

We all know what ANZAC biscuits are – delicious treats chock full of rolled oats and golden syrup. However, I recently found that the name “ANZAC Biscuit” was used for (at least) two other published biscuit recipes during the First World War. These biscuits do not resemble the ANZAC biscuit we know and love today. To see what these biscuits were like I did some home baking and held a taste test with some of my colleagues.

"ANZAC Biscuits"

The earliest recipe I found was in a digitised newspaper from 1916 on Trove. It was called “ANZAC GINGER BISCUIT”, published on 4 June 1916. Mrs Sutherland of Grosvenor, Mt Kokeby had submitted the recipe to the Ladies’ Section of the Sunday Times in Perth, WA. She received fourth prize, consisting of an electroplated butter knife with an engraved handle for her recipe.

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Wednesday 31 July 2013 by Dianne Rutherford. No comments.
Collection Antiquities, Souvenirs, First World War

Wednesday 19 September 2012 by Dianne Rutherford. 3 comments.
Collection First World War, Flowers, Floriade

“Say it with flowers” is a well known advertising slogan but these days the language of flowers is not as well known as it was almost 100 years ago. During the First World War Australians serving overseas, many away from their families for years, sent floral tributes to their loved ones in the form of embroidered postcards, handkerchiefs, cushion covers and other souvenir items.

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Friday 24 August 2012 by Shane Casey. 1 comments.
First World War Centenary, Collection, Collection Highlights First World War

Left flying overboot: Baron M von Richthofen, Geschwader 1 German Air Service.Left flying overboot: Baron M von Richthofen, Geschwader 1 German Air Service. RELAWM00705

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Wednesday 8 August 2012 by Craig Blanch. 4 comments.
Personal Stories, Collection First World War

My name is Sam Warner and I am a work experience student from St Joseph’s College Echuca. As part of my week at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra I researched the story behind the Distinguished Conduct Medal of Sergeant William Dobson Scorer in the First World War. Here is his story.

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Tuesday 31 July 2012 by Chris Goddard. 2 comments.
Collection, First World War Centenary, Personal Stories First World War

 

Pair of spectacles which deflected shrapnel : Sergeant W R Fisher, 1 Battalion AIFPair of spectacles which deflected shrapnel : Sergeant W R Fisher, 1 Battalion AIF REL

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Friday 29 June 2012 by Dianne Rutherford. 5 comments.
Personal Stories First World War, Technology, Gallipoli, The Light Horse

REL/21582 the camera used by Wilfred Kent-Hughes

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Tuesday 5 June 2012 by Dianne Rutherford. 4 comments.
Personal Stories, Collection First World War, Gallipoli, Cemeteries, Lone Pine, Brown's Dip Cemetery

Lone Pine Cemetery 2012

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