It is now 100 years since our district was hit by the dreaded pneumonic influenza (or “Spanish Flu” as it … Continue reading Quarantined!
Back in 2014, we took a peek at the news the people of Wagga had received of the coming war … Continue reading “The Great Fact of Peace”
Windows into Wartime, the travelling exhibition from State Archives and Records Authority of NSW, is now with us in Wagga … Continue reading Windows into Wartime
Next week on 25 April, Anzac Day commemorative services will once again be held all over Australia, New Zealand and … Continue reading “Steel Your Heart” – Anzac Letters
On 31 August 1916, Prime Minister Billy Hughes announced his intention to hold a referendum on conscription. The question to … Continue reading ‘Putting Shackles on a Free People’ – the Conscription Debate
Making statements likely to prejudice recruiting, training, discipline and administration of his Majesty’s Forces to wit the following words, “This … Continue reading “A Capitalistic War”
Yes, Charles Sturt University does have its own World War 1 Anzacs! While CSU is a relatively young institution, we … Continue reading CSU’s Anzacs
“Universal Calamity Impending: The World’s Greatest War” was the news headline in The Daily Advertiser from 4 August 1914. The … Continue reading Universal Calamity Impending