World War I Diaries - Our Stories, Your Stories

George Griffin, D Company, 53rd BattalionGeorge Griffin, D Company,
53rd Battalion, A.I.F.

The State Library holds the diaries and letter collections of over 500 service men and women who served in the First World War. We hope you can add to what we know about their experiences of War with your own stories, photos and mementoes.

List of diarists
Browse or Search the list of WWI Diarists and find out if we hold your relative’s diary

Log in (or register) to upload your photo, letter or other memento to add to a diarist’s story

Find out more about the Library’s WWI program

Volume 04 No. 19. Little Jap horner, Oct 10th 1914
Cartoons

Hal Eyre (1875 – 1946) was a cartoonist, illustrator and journalist

Diary notes, 5 Nov. - 5 Dec. 1914, entitled 'an epitome of our stay at Sth Georgia' / Frank Hurley
Readings

Listen to readings from seven diaries

Robur Tea war map [cartographic material]
Research Guide

Search our WWI collections with this research guide

Archie Barwick
Archie Barwick's Story

Judy Hassall remembers her father Archie Barwick & his war experience

Soldier's sketches and drawings
For Teachers

Downloadable WWI resources for teachers

Photographs of the Third Australian General Hospital at Lemnos, Egypt & Brighton (Eng.) / taken by A. W. Savage 1915-17
Our Volunteers

Dedicated volunteers have transcribed over 500 WWI diaries

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