Australians and the First World War

Local-Global Connections and Contexts

  • Kate Ariotti
  • James E. Bennett

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Kate Ariotti, James E. Bennett
    Pages 1-6
  3. The AIF: Composition and Contribution

  4. Crossing Boundaries: Race, Culture and Gender

  5. The War at Home: Politics, People and Historiographical Perspectives

  6. Cultural Legacies: Remembrance and Representation

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 241-254

About this book


This book contributes to the global turn in First World War studies by exploring Australians’ engagements with the conflict across varied boundaries and by situating Australian voices and perspectives within broader, more complex contexts. This diverse and multifaceted collection includes chapters on the composition and contribution of the Australian Imperial Force, the experiences of prisoners of war, nurses and Red Cross workers, the resonances of overseas events for Australians at home, and the cultural legacies of the war through remembrance and representation. The local-global framework provides a fresh lens through which to view Australian connections with the Great War, demonstrating that there is still much to be said about this cataclysmic event in modern history.


World War One History of conflict Australian Imperial Force Colonialism The Great War

Editors and affiliations

  • Kate Ariotti
    • 1
  • James E. Bennett
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Newcastle CallaghanAustralia
  2. 2.University of Newcastle CallaghanAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages History History (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-51519-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-51520-5
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