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.

21884 F1820 war fever F245692 Screen shot 2015 11 09 at 5.04.15 pm
New Zealand

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

44 items

Household pets 255469 society wedding ab 9382 noc 03 ab F1454 ellerslie
Life Before the War

This selection highlights life in New Zea...

8 items

9572 resized Penny trail 10443 10407 ausgazette312 ab

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

9 items

Household pets F245692 Exploits emden screenshot F1820 screengrab

Australians and New Zealanders responded to ...

14 items

54049 french soldiers in sydney image F1820 war fever F23360 daffodil Bravewomenwhowait ernestpike
Life at Home during the War

Australians and New Zealanders responded to ...

31 items

58201 resized 21884 Ballot framegrab Roof after ballot
Conscription and Resisting the War

While many Australians and New Zealanders se...

8 items

Brother turk thankful 102844 Aif horsemen Tipperary 2 48856 99347 ausbeaches v2

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

72 items

Declaration of war hi res F56660 chch F38469 screengrab Im going back spread
Signing up, Recruitment and Training

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

22 items

The pioneers 356100 S1095 201114885 356096 363212
Lost Films

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

10 items

Kiwi polish 5908 S5743 143249 violet capstick Ma2103 newspaper page movingpictureworld 06 11 1915
Cinema-going during the War

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

27 items

Welcome hms nz F10484 scren gab Damage to x turret at jutland 525x273 350x182 F38483 hms nz at dunedin
HMS New Zealand

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

6 items

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

We believe that the first Australian fi...

5 items

337326 florrie forde image Aust landing egypt 1 Im going back spread S48948
Popular Music during the War

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

25 items