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Anzac Diversity

Collection This collection of case studies explores the ethnic diversity of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF), examining the stories of Indigenous, Chinese, Russian, Indian and European Australians who served in the First World War.


Emaniol Salikis

Case study Emaniol was born in Samos, Greece, and immigrated to Australia as a young man before serving with the AIF.

Alfred John Hearps

Case study The strain of constant danger and the horrors of war at Gallipoli took their toll on Alfred.

Nelson Sing

Case study Nelson saw service all through the War but was tragically killed only a month from the armistice.

The Uren family

Case study In 1917 Ethelda Uren became one of more than 2000 women serving overseas with the AANS.

William Allan Irwin

Case study William was born in Coonabarabran NSW, to a large Indigenous family, and he served with distinction on the Western Front.

Alexander Chiffith

Case study Alexander Chiffith was born in Greece in 1892. At age 23 he enlisted with the AIF to serve in the First World War.

Baden Pailthorpe - "Formation VI"

Interpretive guide This study examines Formation VI, a digital artwork by the Memorial's artist-in-residence, Baden Pailthorpe.

The Dickerson Brothers

Case study The Dickerson brothers from WA were among over 1,200 Aboriginal men who served in the First World War.

Caleb James Shang

Case study Caleb was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for fearlessness, resource and initiative.

Henry William Compow

Case study Born in Gundagai NSW, Henry worked on a farm in Wagga Wagga before enlisting in 1916.