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The changing roles of women on Anzac Day

How have the stories and observances of Anzac Day changed to include women alongside men? During World War I and the years that followed, women had little involvement in Anzac Day events. In some instances, they were deliberately excluded! This has changed dramatically in recent decades. In this clip, women and men from ...

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Australian biography: Sir Marcus Oliphant, 1991

'Sir Marcus Oliphant' is an excerpt from the program 'Sir Marcus Oliphant' (26 min), an episode of 'Australian biography' series one (7 x 26 min), produced in 1991. The 'Australian biography' series profiles some of the most extraordinary Australians of our time. Many have had a major influence on the nation's cultural, ...

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National treasures, 2004: Gallipoli boat

'Gallipoli boat' is an episode of the series 'National treasures' produced in 2004. The episode features Lifeboat 6, a small lifeboat that was retrieved from Gallipoli five years after it had landed at Anzac Cove. The boat is now held at the Australian War Memorial. Warren Brown describes the difficult conditions on the ...

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John Curtin's Australian Journalists Association badge, 2007

Prime Minister John Curtin's journalistic instincts came in handy during World War II when he kept the media onside with secret press briefings. He wore his AJA badge every day he was in office. 'John Curtin's Australian Journalists Association badge' is an episode from the series 'The prime ministers' national treasures', ...

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John Curtin declares war on Japan, 1941

This sound recording is an excerpt from a public address given by Australian prime minister John Curtin (1885-1945) on 8 December 1941 announcing Australia's declaration of war on Japan. The complete speech outlines: the government's reasons for going to war; the threat posed by Japan to Australian interests; the diplomatic ...

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Aircraft-recognition model of a North American AJ-2 Savage, 1940-59

This is an aircraft-recognition model of a North American AJ-2 Savage. The model is made of solid metal and is painted dark grey. It features high wings, large twin engines and a vertical stabiliser. There is a small pierced hole on the underside of the body, allowing the model to be supported by a vertical rod.

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'Rising sun' hat badge, Australian Imperial Force, c1914

This is a copper alloy military hat badge with a 'rising sun' design. Bayonets of different lengths are arranged to create the semicircular form of the rising sun around a crown. The words 'AUSTRALIAN COMMONWEALTH / MILITARY FORCES' are stamped in two banner-like lines below it. The badge is 62 mm wide and 43 mm long.

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Apple Macintosh software game 'Carriers At War II', 1993

This is the cover of an Apple Macintosh software game called 'Carriers at War II'. It shows a fleet carrier at sea firing cannons. Aeroplanes fly above against a backdrop of thick cloud. The text on the cover reads: 'STRATEGIC STUDIES GROUP / CARRIERS / AT WAR / II / FLEET CARRIER OPERATIONS / IN SOUTHEAST ASIA / 1936-1946. ...

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Apple Macintosh software game 'Fire-Brigade, The Battle for Kiev, 1943', 1989

This is the cover of an Apple Macintosh software game called 'Fire-Brigade, The Battle for Kiev, 1943'. It shows a man on a tank in a field. There is an aeroplane in the sky. In the background are flames and two more tanks - one on fire. The text on the cover reads: 'FIRE-BRIGADE / The Battle for Kiev * 1943 / Dave 'Connor ...

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Apple II software game 'Battlefront', 1986

This is the cover of an Apple II software game called 'Battlefront - Corps Level Command'. It shows a tank and soldiers in an urban setting during the First World War. The soldiers carry guns, and at the left a house is on fire. The text on the cover reads: 'BATTLEFRONT / Corps Level Command / in World War II / Roger Keating ...

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Apple II software game 'Battles in Normandy, June-July 1944', 1987

This is the cover of an Apple II software game called 'Battles in Normandy June-July 1944'. It shows a man on a tank in a bare field. There are trees or bushes in the background. The text on the cover reads in part: 'BATTLES / IN NORMANDY / JUNE-JULY 1944' and 'Featuring the battles of ... / OMAHA * UTAH * SWORD * CHERBOURG ...

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Apple Macintosh software game 'Rommel Battles for North Africa', 1990

This is the cover of an Apple Macintosh software game called 'Rommel Battles for North Africa', which was provided on a 3 1/2-inch floppy disk. It shows a portrait of German field marshal Erwin Rommel. Two tanks crossing desert-like terrain are superimposed beneath his face. Text on the cover reads in part: 'ROMMEL / BATTLES ...

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Apple II software game - 'Russia - The Great War in the East 1941-1945', 1987

This is the cover of 'Russia - The Great War in the East 1941-1945', a board game on a 5 1/4-inch floppy disk, issued in 1987. In this single-player game, software micromanaged the actions of the individual units, such as battalions or artillery assets. The format for the game was used in different battle scenarios in different ...

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Apple II software game 'Rommel Battles for North Africa', 1988

This is the cover of an Apple II software game called 'Rommel Battles for North Africa', which was provided on 5 1/4-inch floppy disks. It shows a portrait of German field marshal Erwin Rommel. Two tanks crossing desert-like terrain are superimposed beneath his face. A rectangular section at the bottom left of the cover ...

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ANZAC remembrance medal by Dora Ohlfsen, 1919

This is a copper medal featuring on the obverse a fallen soldier surrounded with a laurel wreath being comforted by a female figure who symbolises Australia. It is inscribed: 'DORA OHLFSEN 1918' struck half off the flan (not visible here). The reverse depicts an outline of an armed soldier in profile and is inscribed: 'ANZAC. ...

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Female workers checking soldiers' letters, Kodak factory, c1939-45

This is a sepia photograph of female employees working at the Kodak factory in Abbotsford, Melbourne, during the Second World War. The staff members are sitting in rows at long desks and checking letters in the company's Recordak department. The letters had come from soldiers serving overseas. The photograph's dimensions ...

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Women cutting up letters at the Kodak factory, 1939-45

This is a sepia photograph of women cutting up microfilmed letters with guillotines in the processing laboratories at the Kodak factory in Abbotsford, Melbourne, during the Second World War. The letters had come from soldiers serving overseas. The women are sitting at long wooden desks and the letters are wound onto large ...

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Three men in uniforms in front of house during Second World War, Moonee Ponds, 1941

This a black-and-white photograph showing two younger men and one older man in different military uniforms standing outside a family home in Moonee Ponds. The men are looking at the camera and smiling broadly. Both young men are holding cigarettes. The older man has a bag hanging from his neck, which was probably used to ...

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Sleeping soldier, backyard, Auburn, 1939

This is a black-and-white photograph showing a young man, Bernie, sleeping on a mat in the backyard of the Quaife family home in Auburn, Melbourne. He is wearing shorts, a shirt and boots. His head is covered with an army slouch hat. To his left is an upright post used to hold up a clothes line.

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Serviceman with his wife in Brunswick West, 1940

This is a black-and-white photograph showing a serviceman, Donald Livermore, in uniform, holding his army slouch hat and standing with his wife, Joyce. Joyce is wearing a hat and a coat with a fox-fur collar. The couple looks unsmilingly at the camera. Donald was about to leave to fight in the Second World War.