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.

Ma2103 newspaper page movingpictureworld 06 11 1915 Baldpate 6480 Charlie at the show 9133 P01501 201529408adj
Cinema-going during the War

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

27 items

F56660 chch Household pets 255469 society wedding ab Taranaki jockey club
Life Before the War

This selection highlights life in New Zea...

8 items

337326 florrie forde image If england wants a hand 2 Bravewomenwhowait ernestpike They were there! there! there!
Popular Music during the War

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

25 items

Brother turk thankful 102844 58201 cartoonsmoment2 40451 ausgazette278 02 ab 18469 cartoonsmoment ab
Australian Animation - Harry Julius

We believe that the first Australian fi...

5 items

1112 mimic warfare image 6479 Im going back spread 249455 carving anzac day image
Signing up, Recruitment and Training

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

22 items

58201 resized S24243 F56660 chch 11060
Conscription and Resisting the War

While many Australians and New Zealanders se...

8 items

F5539 king geo inspects hms nz Welcome hms nz 800px hmswarspitesidedamage1916 F10484 scren gab
HMS New Zealand

HMS New Zealand was gifted to the Royal Navy...

6 items

18285 red cross cookbook F38483 hms nz at dunedin Roof after ballot Mrsbarndard small
New Zealand

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

44 items

14050 with the aid of the red cross image 75829 ask your tailor for anzac tweed image Bravewomenwhowait ernestpike 337326 florrie forde image
Life at Home during the War

Australians and New Zealanders responded to ...

31 items

363211 The pioneers 356100 Daybill mutiny of the bounty 363212
Lost Films

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

10 items

260172 redcrossfete 45988 troopembarkation 03 ab 10443 Penny trail
Fundraising

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

9 items

Australia prepared screenshot Heroes of the dardanelles Baldpate 6480 Tipperary 2 48856
Australia

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

72 items

45988 troopembarkation 02 ab F1820 screengrab Nfsa queen st S40644 tomoana
Departures

Australians and New Zealanders responded to ...

14 items