Posts tagged with war

  1. Historic records are not relics – they are events unfolding

    Stella Marr, Archivist,  University of Melbourne Archives As an archivist, it is an all too common experience to see people puzzle over your stated profession. In …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/historic-records-are-not-relics-they-are-events-unfolding

  2. ‘A Humane and Intimate Administration’: The Red Cross’ World War Two Wounded, Missing and Prisoner of War Cards

    Geneva Bureau

    Fiona Ross Senior Archivist, University of Melbourne Archives Private Rawson’s mother first contacted the Red Cross in early April 1942, six weeks after her son was …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/a-humane-and-intimate-administration-the-red-cross-world-war-two-wounded-missing-and-prisoner-of-war-cards

  3. Unexpected journeys through POW records

    Dr Seumas Spark Dean of Arts Research Fellow, Monash University My first encounter with the Australian Red Cross (ARC) archive was in 2012. The return home …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/unexpected-journeys-through-pow-records

  4. War and Peace: Stories of endeavour from the Australian Red Cross Collection

    Chelsea Harris Public Programs and Audience Engagement, University of Melbourne Archives Within the University of Melbourne Archives’ 20 kilometres of records sits a relatively new acquisition, …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/war-and-peace-stories-of-endeavour-from-the-australian-red-cross-collection

  5. ‘Salut Comarada’’ An Australian experience of the Spanish Civil War

    The 17th of July marked the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War. Despite taking place on the other side of the world, …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/salut-comarada-an-australian-experience-of-the-spanish-civil-war

  6. Mrs Pankhurst, her daughter and the Prime Minister: the suffragettes and the Great War

    Emmeline Pankhurst to Billy Hughes

    The recently released movie Suffragette has introduced a new audience to the extraordinary history of the movement for women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom, in particular its …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/mrs-pankhurst-her-daughter-and-the-prime-minister-the-suffragettes-and-the-great-war

  7. “sheets and a bed – glorious”

    “sheets and a bed – glorious.” So describes Wilberforce Newton’s delight in his hospital accommodations on 12th November 1915. Plagued by suspected bronchitis whilst serving with the …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/sheets-and-a-bed-glorious

  8. Alfred Plumley Derham: soldier, medic, poet, ANZAC

    Geoffrey Laurenson – Professional Library Cadet Georgina Ward – Assistant Archivist The story of Alfred Plumley Derham is one of a young medical student who showed great …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/alfred-plumley-derham-soldier-medic-poet-anzac

  9. ‘We will help until the war is won’

    Swallow and Ariell Patriotic Sewing Bee c. 1916

    During the anniversaries of World War One we reflect on the many aspects of war and its impact. As well as diaries and mementos of servicemen, the University …

    blogs.unimelb.edu.au/archives/we-will-help-until-the-war-is-won