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Westcourt iCentre: History - World War I

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Fromelles and Pozieres: in the Trenches of Hell

The Gallipoli Story

Gallipoli 1915



1. Australian War Memorial: Hamel: the textbook Victory

2. Department of Veterans Affairs - 1918 - Villers-Bretonneaux to Le Hamel

3. Battles of the Somme 1918

4. ABC article - Battle of Hamel

5. Victorian Gov - Hamel


Where the Australians fought on the Western Front

You can access a variety of subscription databases from the ATC library.  Databases are a source of reliable and authentic information. 

World History in Context

Clickview Video Library

Britannica Online

TROVE is an Australian database which you can search for online content. You can find primary sources including images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives. You can find instructions for using TROVE here.

You can access a variety of other useful databases from the State Library of Queensland. [You need to join for free to gain access]

Try The First World War Database (from SLQ)

First World War collection (from SLQ)

General John Monash - from the Australian War Memorial site

John Monash - National Archives

John Monash - ABC News

Sir John Monash - from Monash University

The Battle that turned the tide- GALE

Monash - The Forgotten Anzac

Anzac Battlefields by P Morrissey. This has many present day full screen immersive images of the battlefields as they now appear, with notes and links as to their significance.

Research a Soldier - useful database and search ideas

Researching Indigenous Australian Soldiers

Peter Dalton 1917

Australian War Memorial - search for your soldier here

World War One Battlefields

Australians on the Western Front

BBC-History-World War One. This pages has links to the range of BBC resources including 3D trench panoramas, sound and movies in the Multimedia Zone.

BBC-History-Australia in World War One. This gives an overview of Australia's involvement.

Milton Ulladulla War History

WW1 Links A comprehensive list of useful links for ANZAC research

Selected History World War One Resources Links to almost everything related to WW1

Women played a significant support role during World War One, particularly in the field of nursing.  More than 3000 women volunteered for service and became members of the recently created Australian Army Nursing Service.

Great War Nurses

Researching Great World War Nurses 

Alicia Mary Kelly - 

Alicia Mary Kelly was a decorated nurse who served in the AANS and you can find out more about her here:

Alicia Mary Kelly - National Archives

Biography - Alicia Mary Kelly

Sisters of the Cross - Weekly Times, 1918

Lives of First World War - a timeline

Virtual War Memorial Museum - Alicia Kelly

Other useful resources

National Film & Sound Archive - listen to the many sounds of Australia

Sounds & Music of WW1

AWM Sound Collection

Incompetech - music files

Sound Effects - from ABC3

Want to create your own audio clip? 

Use AUDACITY - it is installed on your laptop.

You MUST include information about the images, videos, photos which you use in your presentation.  This is called ATTRIBUTION.  You should include Title; Author; Source: Licence

Windy outpost on Westhoel Ridge (

 The Front Line

We recommend that you use resources which have been made available to use from the following image sites:

FLCKR - Creative Commons

PHOTOS for Class



CiteWrite - use this tool from QUT to create your citations

Cite this for me - easy to use online citation tool

You can also add this app to your Chrome toolbar for quick reference!

Bibme - an online citation tool

Don't forget to choose the APA style!

APA Quick Reference Guide


Beneath Hill 60

Clickview World War I Folder