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The Home Front explored the pride, sorrow, passion, wonder and joy experienced by Australians far from the battlefields of the First World War. Through personal stories, this exhibition looked at life on the Australian home front, and explored people’s choices, opportunities and challenges in a time of heightened emotions.

The Home Front was on show at the National Museum of Australia from 3 April until 11 October 2015.


Explore the effects of war on those at home, from Prime Minister Billy Hughes’s determination to impose conscription on a divided nation, to Basil Watson’s thrilling and ultimately tragic aerobatic displays in his homemade biplane, and May Gibbs’s quaint postcards that carried messages of joy to soldiers at the front.

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