The City of Charles Sturt is commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War One (WWI).
This website provides a place for the Charles Sturt community to share stories about their family and Charles Sturt people and places, during and immediately after 1914-1918.
We invite appropriate stories to be submitted under the following categories:
Service: Stories about men and women, from the Charles Sturt area, who served Australia in WWI.
Other perspectives: Other perspectives of WWI not associated with Charles Sturt or Australian service. We welcome stories from the diverse Charles Sturt community about their historical or family connections to WWI.
Family: What WWI meant to those who remained at home in Charles Sturt and how they supported the war effort. Stories might include letters to and from home, and news reports about how the war was reported and portrayed in Australia.
Community: Stories detailing the impact of WWI on the local Charles Sturt community generally, and how groups and organisations responded to the war. Topics include those related to football clubs, schools, local Red Cross and patriotic funds.
Life after war: Stories about returning home and the Charles Sturt area and community in the years immediately after 1918, including the development of the western suburbs via soldier settlement schemes and migration to South Australia due to the impact of the war in Europe.
I remember: Contemporary reflections on WWI and the centenary including poems and other creative forms of expression.
The City of Charles Sturt acknowledges that this website is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program.
Views expressed in stories on this website are those of the author and not necessarily those of the City of Charles Sturt.