In terms of collective memory, one hundred years is a long time. Today's view of the war is made up of many diverse bits of information. There are photographs and official histories. There are historical interpretations by historians removed by one or two generations. There are personal accounts and letters written to loved ones. In this exhibition we have brought together contemporary publications, manuscript items and realia to present the war as it was taken in and understood by Australians at home, our soldiers overseas and our children so many years ago.
There are a number of Monash University projects outside the Library that may be of interest to visitors. These are listed at the Monash Great War Centenary and include the One Hundred Stories community history project.
Finally, the Library collects many books, print and online, and these can be found using Search, the Library’s online catalogue. The Monash University Research Repository also makes available a select collection of photographs and images from the period.
The Library welcomes enquiries about the collection of materials on World War I.
One Hundred Stories remembers not just the men and women who lost their lives in World War 1 but also who returned to Australia.