World War One

The University of Melbourne Archives holds many collections of historical material relating to World War One. These collections include original items from Australian soldiers, nurses and doctors at the various fronts, as well as business, union and personal papers revealing the situation on the home front.

For example, material samples of Australian Army uniforms in a textile business collection; the Bendigo anti-conscription campaign committee minutes; correspondence from Vera Scantlebury Brown as a young female assistant-surgeon in England; and souvenirs including poppies picked on the Western Front in 1916 and still intact as part of the Ray Jones collection.

For links to many of our World War One related collections, see our catalogue subject guide.

Articles and exhibitions based solely or partly on UMA's World War One collections include: