War, Society, Memories, Commemoration and Heritage

Major Noel William Hall, OAM, ED (1913-2010)

Noel William Hall was born on the 25th November 1913, in Hawthorn, Victoria. His birth date was expected to be on Christmas Day earning him the first name of Noel to lead the more traditional name of William Hall.  Noel was educated at Scotch College, Hawthorn, and followed in his father William’s footsteps by creating […]

Unsung healers: disabled Anzacs and family caregiving after the First World War

During the First World War, 60,000 Australian soldiers were killed and a further 90,000 were physically or mentally disabled. War disability transformed the lives of thousands of Australian families who welcomed home a ‘changed’ man. Although the Commonwealth Repatriation Department provided pensions, hospitals and medical treatment for ex-servicemen, in many instances much of the practical […]

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