One hundred years ago today, on 1 November 1914, the first deployment of Australian troops left from Albany, Western Australia, bound for the First World War.
Monash University joins with organizations and groups across Australia and the world in commemorating the Centenary of the Great War. We invite you to visit the new “Monash Great War Centenary” website to find out about our events, projects, publications and news relating to the University’s Great War Centenary commemoration:
- Discover Monash Great War Centenary events, including public concerts, book launches and scholarly conferences, which will be running during the course of the commemoration.
- Explore the diverse range of WWI related projects across the University, including: a MOOC, a student journalism partnership, a special Library collection, and a video anthology of “one hundred stories” previously untold from the Great War.
- Learn more about Sir John Monash through a recently published book. Not only did the University’s namesake achieve a great deal as an engineer and in academia, he was also one of the most successful generals during the First World War.
The website also features other recent publications by Monash historians highlighting the experiences and stories of Australians both during the war and analysing the lasting legacies of this world conflict for Australia.
Join us in commemorating the Centenary of the Great War:
- Monash Great War Centenary website.
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From hostility to lasting friendship: cultural reflections from Turkish and Anzac soldiers
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On remembering and forgetting war
Join us this Remembrance Day for the launch of – World War One: A History in 100 Stories – a path-breaking social history written by Monash historians Professor Bruce Scates, Rebecca Wheatley and Laura James.
Monash MOOC: World War 1 history in 100 stories
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The untold stories of World War One now online at “One Hundred Stories”
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Book launch: Maestro John Monash, Australia’s greatest Citizen General
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A family at war – the Allshorns of Peel St, North Melbourne
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Who owns the myths and legends of the Great War centenary?
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Handle with care: Nurses make own sacrifices overseas
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