• Women in the war

    Women fulfilled new military and civilian roles and responsibilities. Their contribution was immense.

  • Children in wartime

    Children had their school and home lives disrupted, but every effort was made to keep things normal.

  • Rationing

    Australian citizens had to be more frugal and inventive with essential consumer items.

  • Internment

    Thousands of enemy ‘aliens’ in Australia were interned in camps for the duration.

  • Industry

    Australian industry worked tirelessly providing machinery, ammunition and food for the war effort.

  • Entertainment

    The morale of troops and civilians was boosted by music, dance, concerts, and visiting entertainers.