Ca Ne Fait Rien

Accession Number AWM2018.785.46
Collection number TROOPSHIP SERIAL
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Object type Troopship serial
Physical description 191 Image/s captured
Place made France
Date made 1917-1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Bound volume of “Ca Ne Fait Rien”, a unit paper for the 6th Australian Infantry Battalion in France. The issues were created between early 1917 and March 1919, and edited by Captain Charles ‘Chas’ Henry Gould and Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant Francis ‘Frank’ William Sutherland Noonan. “Ca Ne Fait Rien”, (meaning ‘no worries’), was published in the field, and was written and illustrated by hand. It contains satirical news items, sports reports, profiles of prominent people in the unit, poetry, serial stories, and comments on daily life in the 6th Australian Infantry Battalion.

These particular copies were sent to the Official War Records Section by Captain Charles Gould and became part of the collection of the Australian War Museum (later, the Australian War Memorial).