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Women in the war

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

Children in war time

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


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


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


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


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

Last updated
30 June 2014