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Interned in Australia: enemy aliens imprisoned during the First World War

During the First World War nearly 7000 ‘enemy aliens’, mainly men of German and Austro-Hungarian origins, were interned in camps in Australia.

Australia’s Love Song

In February 2017, in a double first, Dorothea Mackellar’s poetry notebook ‘Verses 1907-1908’ has become the first Australian literary archive, and the first by a woman writer, to be added to UNESCO’s Australian Memory of the World register.

Last of Shackleton’s Antarctic Expedition Rescued 10 January 1917

It is often assumed that there was no loss of life on Shackleton’s 1914-1917  expedition to cross Antarctica but this was not the case.

Our Healthy Heritage: animals and humans in health and history

Join our Library Fellows and others for our health, history and heritage seminar.

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