These stories explore the threat to Australia from within, from the identification of a section of the population as ‘enemy aliens’ to the formation of the jingoistic Anti-German League, and the radical ideology and activities of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).
Sometime in 1912, Paul Schreiterer (1868–1939) and his family decided to have their comfortable home, Bangoola, located in the Sydney suburb of Mosman, photographed for posterity
On New Year’s Day 1915, a mass shooting in which four people were killed and seven injured occurred in the mining town of Broken Hill
What’s in a name? The town of Germanton in the eastern Riverina district of NSW changed its name to Holbrook in 1915 ‘in order to express indignation at the conduct of Germany in the war’
On 10 August 1914, less than a week after Australia entered World War I, the Australian government defined a new type of resident: the enemy alien
In April 1915, around eight months after Australia entered World War I, a man named Theodore Mickel arrived in Wagga Wagga by the evening mail train and took a room for the night at a local hotel
As the war stretched on, thousands of women at home in Australia supported the war effort by volunteering for patriotic fundraising activities
From the shores of Gallipoli to the sprawling Western Front, the stories told here reveal the powerful war experiences of ordinary soldiers. Some were decorated for bravery in the field, while others made the ultimate sacrifice