Monash University commemorates the Great War Centenary

"Soldiers marching to Somme" by Anders under licence CC NY-ND 2.0/p/8rsxUB">Anders  under licence Image by Anders under licence CC NY-ND 2.0

“Soldiers marching to Somme” by Anders under license CC NY-ND 2.0

One hundred years ago today, on 1 November 1914, the first deployment of Australian troops left from Albany, Western Australia, bound for the First World War.

Monash University joins with organizations and groups across Australia and the world in commemorating the Centenary of the Great War. We invite you to visit the new “Monash Great War Centenary” website to find out about our events, projects, publications and news relating to the University's Great War Centenary commemoration:

  • Discover Monash Great War Centenary events, including public concerts, book launches and scholarly conferences, which will be running during the course of the commemoration.
  • Explore the diverse range of WWI related projects across the University, including: a MOOC, a student journalism partnership, a special Library collection, and a video anthology of “one hundred stories” previously untold from the Great War.
  • Learn more about Sir John Monash through a recently published book. Not only did the University's namesake achieve a great deal as an engineer and in academia, he was also one of the most successful generals during the First World War.

The website also features other recent publications by Monash historians highlighting the experiences and stories of Australians both during the war and analysing the lasting legacies of this world conflict for Australia.

Join us in commemorating the Centenary of the Great War: