Big recruiting meeting: Speeches by Messrs Waddell and Hickey, Ms.L.A.: An enthusiastic reception [7 August 1915]

[Editor: This article was published in the Cowra Free Press, 7 August 1915 (during the First World War).] Big recruiting meeting. Speeches by Messrs Waddell and Hickey, Ms.L.A. An enthusiastic reception The Centennial Hall was crowded to the doors on Thursday evening when Messrs Waddell and Mickey, Ms.L.A., delivered vigorous and moderate addresses under the […]

The casualties: Careers summarised [3 May 1915]

[Editor: This article gives some personal details of some of the Australian military casualties (killed and wounded) from the Gallipoli campaign (First World War). It was published in The Argus, 3 May 1915.] The casualties. Careers summarised. Lieut.-Colonel H. E. Elliott, one of the best-known Victorian citizen soldiers, is an old Ballarat boy, being a […]

“Digger yabber” described: The lingo the Aussie talks [9 March 1919]

[Editor: An article about the slang of Australian soldiers from World War One. Published in The Sunday Times, 9 March 1919.] “Digger yabber” described The lingo the Aussie talks A glossary of the comprehensive kind (For “The Sunday Times,” by “Lieutenant.”) He is coming back in his hundreds and his thousands, and amongst the many […]

Anzac Day

Articles, letters, and poems regarding the Gallipoli campaign, the Anzacs, and Anzac Day. Heroes of the Dardanelles [6 June 1915] Extracts of letters from several Australian soldiers. Australians at work: Brisk battles fought: Heavy losses reported [7 June 1915] A cable message from Major-General Sir Ian Hamilton, reporting on the fighting at Gallipoli. This is […]

Letter from Hell: Jim O’Hea on chats [6 November 1917]

[Editor: A letter from an Australian soldier, during the First World War. Published in The Forbes Advocate, 6 November 1917.] Letter from Hell Jim O’Hea on chats. Once again our friend Jim O’Hea writes us, this time from this address: Somewhere in Hell, But fine and well. Fritz complains that we won’t give him any […]