Anzac Sights & Sounds

Read Essay

Written by: Chris Pugsley

Have a question?

Contact Us FAQ More Resources

See someone you know?

If you recognise family or friends, or if you have extra information about the item you were watching, or listening to, we’d love to hear from you.

Let us know

Life in Australia and New Zealand

Explore the sights and sounds of World War I from the Australian and New Zealand home fronts.

18469 cartoonsmoment ab 58201 cartoonsmoment2 40451 ausgazette278 02 ab 58201 resized
Australian Animation - Harry Julius

We believe that the first Australian fi...

8 items

Clip 08still 14224 versailles peace treaty 10517 learning to farm image Tipperary 2 48856 1216979 take me back to dear old blighty image

Featured here are all the Australian-based s...

121 items

Roof after ballot 21884 58201 resized 11060
Conscription and Resisting the War

While many Australians and New Zealanders se...

8 items

The pioneers 356100 356096 363211 P01501 201529408adj
Lost Films

The vast majority of the world’s silent-era ...

10 items

260172 redcrossfete 18285 red cross cookbook 9572 resized F23360 daffodil

After war broke out in August 1914 New Zeala...

9 items

Im going back spread Rose no mans land 337326 florrie forde image 229881 what did you do in the great war daddy image
Popular Music during the War

The outbreak of war in 1914 was no small ins...

26 items

Household pets 45988 troopembarkation 01 ab 719 aif parade and departure F1147 reception extract screengrab

Australians and New Zealanders responded to ...

14 items

S5743 F38442 screengrab S24243 F2655 east end
New Zealand

Featured here are all the New Zealand-based ...

44 items

S5743 143249 violet capstick The pioneers 356100 249455 carving anzac day image
Cinema-going during the War

By the time the First World War broke o...

27 items

255469 society wedding ab Taranaki jockey club F2655 east end Household pets
Life Before the War

This selection highlights life in New Zea...

8 items

Bravewomenwhowait ernestpike 15250 resized 9572 02 resized 33158 pathenewsreel
Life at Home during the War

Australians and New Zealanders responded to ...

29 items

F1147 cookhouse screengrab F1475 screengrab Im going back spread F245691
Signing up, Recruitment and Training

When war was declared in August 1914 both Ne...

22 items

F10484 scren gab F38483 hms nz at dunedin 800px hmswarspitesidedamage1916 Welcome hms nz
HMS New Zealand

HMS New Zealand was gifted to the R...

6 items