Tag: World War I

  • The winds of war and pedigree pigs – 100 years ago – 1st August, 1914.

    The winds of war and pedigree pigs – 100 years ago – 1st August, 1914.

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: LONDON, THURSDAY – A European war is almost certain. Germany sent an ultimatum to Russia, giving 24 hours to explain her mobilisating. The Austrians occupied Belgrade after a heavy bombardment, which did considerable damage. The […]

  • Australian War Contingent Association Gift Tin -1915

    Australian War Contingent Association Gift Tin -1915

    This gift ‘tin’ is a small but very interesting item that is one of the many objects on display in our museum for the exhibition that we are holding throughout August to mark the outbreak of World War 1. These artefacts, including letters, postcards and photographs, really do provide a rich and quite fascinating local […]

  • ANZAC Day – The Origin of the Dawn Service

    ANZAC Day – The Origin of the Dawn Service

    As we rapidly approach the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1 in August, 1914, it is timely to reflect on the traditions and ceremonies that resulted from our participation in the Great War – the War to End All Wars. Australia’s participation in the WW1 was our first real test as a nation following Federation in […]

  • One hundred years ago – 28 March, 1914

    One hundred years ago – 28 March, 1914

    Shire-wide news extracts from the Moruya Examiner of this time in 1914, provided by the Moruya & District Historical Society: LIGHT HORSE – No one turned up at the meeting on Saturday night, convened for the purpose of forming a corps of the Australian Light Horse.  The unfavourable weather was the primary cause.  We hope […]

  • Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day

    Lest We Forget – Remembrance Day

    After the guns went silent on Armistice Day, 11 November 1918, and after the men had trickled home to their towns and their suburbs, to their wives, girlfriends, children and parents, Australia set about building the memorials to the dead and lost. As a nation we actually began sculpting our landscape in remembrance after the second […]

  • August and World War 1

    August and World War 1

    The First World War began when Britain and Germany went to war in August 1914, and Prime Minister Andrew Fisher’s government pledged full support for Britain. The outbreak of war was greeted in Australia, as in many other places, with great enthusiasm Australian War Memorial   Dates at the beginning of August hold special significance […]