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A soldier's sad letter to his girlfriend, 1917.	  Edward Jarrett tells his girlfriend that he will be soon going to France. It is a sad letter; he is feeling miserable and just wants to come home. #Letter

A soldier's sad letter to his girlfriend, Edward Jarrett tells his girlfriend that he will be soon going to France. It is a sad letter; he is feeling miserable and just wants to come home.

A letter of thanks from an Italian POW interned in WA during WW2, 1945. Santino Barbella, a POW, wrote this letter to Nancy Lee while being held at a military camp at Northam, before being repatriated to Italy. A translation follows the original letter. #Letter

A letter of thanks from an Italian POW interned in WA during WW2, 1945. Santino Barbella, a POW, wrote this letter to Nancy Lee while being held at a military camp at Northam, before being repatriated to Italy. A translation follows the original letter. #Letter

How Duchess Catherine is related to Jane Austen. So this is why I love the Princess so much!

Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge** Historical connection: An illustrated family tree showing how British Royal Kate Middleton is very distantly related to Jane Austen.

Land girls ~ love this image ! Just like Clementine's land girl outfit - http://agirlforalltime.co.uk/collections/clementine-your-1940s-girl/products/clementine-s-land-girl-outfit

Land Girls took over the farms and kept them going while the farming men went off to fight in WWII

Image of a Telegraph Message  1854  The first telegram message was sent along a l0 kilometre line between Melbourne and Williamstown

Image of a Telegraph Message 1854 The first telegram message was sent along a kilometre line between Melbourne and Williamstown

A fun letter from a shearer to his friends, 1939. Written just before the outbreak of WWII, Stanley writes to his friends of his intention of seeing them before he enlists. He also mentions his work as a shearer and station hand. Stanley had helped Margaret and Red elope, fooling her step-father Fortescue. Stanley and Red both enlisted and survived the war. #Letter

A fun letter from a shearer to his friends, 1939. Written just before the outbreak of WWII, Stanley writes to his friends of his intention of seeing them before he enlists. He also mentions his work as a shearer and station hand. Stanley had helped Margaret and Red elope, fooling her step-father Fortescue. Stanley and Red both enlisted and survived the war. #Letter

Friends exchange letters during wartime, 1944. Enid gets in touch with her old work colleague Allan who is in the RAAF posted in London. After a series of letters, Allan is presumed missing and never returns home. Enid sends a sympathy message to his mother and receives a kind note in return. #Letter

Friends exchange letters during wartime, 1944. Enid gets in touch with her old work colleague Allan who is in the RAAF posted in London. After a series of letters, Allan is presumed missing and never returns home. Enid sends a sympathy message to his mother and receives a kind note in return. #Letter

A little boy's letter to his big brother in Vietnam, 1970. This was written by a six year old to his older brother serving for the Australian Army, fighting in South Vietnam. Although the younger brother did not really understand why his brother was away, he knew that he enjoyed receiving his letters. #Letter

A little boy's letter to his big brother in Vietnam, 1970. This was written by a six year old to his older brother serving for the Australian Army, fighting in South Vietnam. Although the younger brother did not really understand why his brother was away, he knew that he enjoyed receiving his letters. #Letter

As soon as this old war is over..., 1942.	  Harold Williams wrote to his future wife, Daphne Smith. The letter was written during WWII and he writes about his day and his love for his bride. #Letter

, Harold Williams wrote to his future wife, Daphne Smith. The letter was written during WWII and he writes about his day and his love for his bride.

Morisset farewells its sons, 1941. This letter was an invitation from the residents of Morisset to invite 5 local men who had enlisted for service in WW2, to a farewell supper in their honour. #Letter

Morisset farewells its sons, This letter was an invitation from the residents of Morisset to invite 5 local men who had enlisted for service in to a farewell supper in their honour.

Setting sail for the unknown as Field Ambulance officer, 1941. This was the first letter that Thomas Webb wrote home to his wife after sailing out of Sydney on the way to New Britain. Thomas was on board the HMT Katoomba, which sailed on 18th March, 1941, so he wrote this letter very soon after that date. Sadly, Thomas did not return, he was killed in action on 4th February, 1942. #Letter

Setting sail for the unknown as Field Ambulance officer, 1941. This was the first letter that Thomas Webb wrote home to his wife after sailing out of Sydney on the way to New Britain. Thomas was on board the HMT Katoomba, which sailed on 18th March, 1941, so he wrote this letter very soon after that date. Sadly, Thomas did not return, he was killed in action on 4th February, 1942. #Letter

A description of the sights and sounds of Gallipoli, 1915. Andrew Anderson wrote to his sister, Maude, during in WWI. It was written just a year after the war commenced. Andrew wrote about the sights and sounds of Gallipoli as he experienced them. #Letter

A description of the sights and sounds of Gallipoli, Andrew Anderson wrote to his sister, Maude, during in WWI. It was written just a year after the war commenced. Andrew wrote about the sights and sounds of Gallipoli as he experienced them.

A letter describing life for a soldier in London, 1942. This letter was sent during WWII by Bob Williamson, who was still serving overseas. He describes his relief in the arrival of summer and his many activities in London. #Letter

A letter describing life for a soldier in London, This letter was sent during WWII by Bob Williamson, who was still serving overseas. He describes his relief in the arrival of summer and his many activities in London.

The last letter from home to a POW, 1943.	  This letter was posted to a prisoner of war when Singapore fell. The letter was sent before the sender had been notified that he was a prisoner. He died in a POW camp at Nomachi, Japan, on 4 August 1945 and buried in Labuan. This letter was returned with his effects. #Letter

The last letter from home to a POW, 1943. This letter was posted to a prisoner of war when Singapore fell. The letter was sent before the sender had been notified that he was a prisoner. He died in a POW camp at Nomachi, Japan, on 4 August 1945 and buried in Labuan. This letter was returned with his effects. #Letter

Young Serviceman Responds to Young Womans Letter, 1970. This letter was written by servicemen Ray Tulk, in response to Helen Smith, a young single woman. Tulk offers details of himself, his appearance and his hobbies; resembling an early personal ad.  #Letter

Young Serviceman Responds to Young Womans Letter, This letter was written by servicemen Ray Tulk, in response to Helen Smith, a young single woman. Tulk offers details of himself, his appearance and his hobbies; resembling an early personal ad.

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