Life at Home during the War

Australians and New Zealanders responded to the declaration of war in August 1914 with zest. Believing it would be over by Christmas, and wanting to be in on the action and adventure volunteers ... Read more

Conscription and Resisting the War

While many Australians and New Zealanders served overseas, there was also protest at home against the war. In New Zealand conscription was introduced in 1916, but in Australia conscription refer... Read more

Anzac Day

This collection of film and sound items show the ways Australians and New Zealanders have remembered and commemorated the war on Anzac Day over the years.

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Life Returns to Normal?

The war left a deep mark on both countries, this was particularly obvious in the huge number of men who did not come home and the effect this had on families, work places and society generally... Read more

The End of the War

Peace was declared in November 1918, however the complex logistics of demobilisation took time and it was several months before most personnel had returned home. For some soldiers it took mu... Read more

Commemoration and Memorials

From peace day processions, to songs, memorials and royal visits, in this collection you can discover some of the many ways the First World War has been commemorated over the years.

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Healing and Rehabilitation

World War One had a huge impact on both countries and many men returned home needing ongoing treatment.

At a time when New Zealand’s population was around 1.1 million, almost 100,000 – ... Read more

Nau Mai, Haere Mai, Welcome

Explore some of the remaining sights and sounds of World War One from Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. was built to commemorate the centenary of World War One by showcasing the audiovisual material related to the war held by the National Film & Sound Archive of Australia and Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, the audiovisual archive for New Zealand. The site has been added to during the commemorative period –2014 to 2019 – and the final content was timed for the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on 28 June 2019.