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UWA Forward

Vice-Chancellor's Voice

Good morning. PROSH celebrated 85 years of volunteering and community engagement last week. In what is one of UWA's oldest traditions students took the challenge to Pursue ImPROSHable and while counting continues they have already raised over $50,000 for five worthy charities. Congratulations!

From a WA institution to one of the Australia's most significant days. ANZAC Day marks the anniversary of forces landing on Gallipoli during World War One and the spirit of the day has shaped the Australian identity ever since. This weekend is a time to reflect on those who have served the country and remember them as we spend time with our family and friends.

Professor Dawn Freshwater
Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Registrar

Dawn Freshwater
Dawn Freshwater
Senior Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Registrar

Forward Focus

PhD student unravelling some of Perth's WWI history

We know a lot about the broad impact the First World War had on Australia. From a population of less than five million, more than 400,000 men enlisted, over 60,000 didn't make it home, and tens of thousands more were wounded, gassed or taken prisoner. We've also heard individual accounts, whether they be about well-known national heroes like Jack Simpson, or family heroes whose stories are passed down through generations.

Claire Greer
stands in front of Subiaco research map

Australians have such a high level of attachment to WWI and ANZAC Day in particular. Over one hundred years later the day still holds a lot of emotion and I've always been interested to know what underpins this.

Claire Greer

However, despite almost a century of scholarship, we know far less about World War One's (WWI) effect on the home front in Western Australia, where more than 32,000 men enlisted. What was the true impact of the conflict in the suburbs and streets and how was the average household affected?

Read more about Claire Greer's PhD project, Landscape of Loss that seeks to answer these questions.

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