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Civics and Citizenship: Task 2 - A call to arms



Overview of Australia's role in WW1

Source: Australian War Memorial (1915)

World War 1

Task 2

A call to arms

Bringing alive the World War 1 MHS Roll of Honour

Books in the library

Post war

Source: Gregory, Alan Strong like its pillars (2005) p.67

Immigration Museum

The Immigration Museum  is located at 400 Flinders St Melbourne and is open daily 10-5pm. We recommend you browse the website for a wealth of information.

The Inflatable Refugee is a large-scale art installation by Belgian artist collective Schellekens & Peleman that features a five metre-high figure of a crouched figure wearing a life-jacket.

This global art project is going to be installed at the Immigration Museum and will be on display in the Long Room during Refugee Week.

The installation is intended to be displayed on a boat and designed to bring awareness to the journey of many of the millions of people internationally who are currently seeking asylum. Inflatable Refugee has been presented in Belgium and Venice, and will continue its world tour beyond Melbourne.

Primary source: OURS magazine MHS 1915

These three articles were orginally published in the OURS magazine in 1915.

NOTE the roll of honour at the beginning of each lot of articles, which shows the names of those now in the service, those that have been wounded and killed in action.

  • July 1915, pp. 18-23. Letters from the front
  • Sept 1915, pp. 18-28. Written by one of the staff. No name listed.
  • December 2015, pp. 16-27. Letters from the front