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The Great War – personal stories: Alice Kitchen

See words and pictures from the WWI diaries of nurse Alice Kitchen, who sailed with the AIF's first convoy.

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The thoughts of a front-line soldier are brought alive in this reading of Eric Chinner's WWI letters home.

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Watch Brendan Reed Dennis perform his winning poem in the Victorian final of the 2014 Poetry Slam.

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Listen to former prime minister Malcolm Fraser argue the case for a truly independent Australia.

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Photo of Nicolas Barker

Watch part two of Nicholas Barker's Foxcroft Lecture on forgery in book printing.

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Watch part one of Nicholas Barker's Foxcroft Lecture on forgery in book printing.

26:34
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Watch part two of Peter Donnelly's discussion on breakthroughs in modern genetics and their impact on healthcare.

27:34
video

Watch part one of Peter Donnelly's discussion on breakthroughs in modern genetics and their impact on healthcare.

20:35
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Percival Langford

See images from the front sent home to his students back home by teacher Percival Langford.

3:24
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George Auchterlonie

Watch images and words from the WWI diaries of George Auchterlonie come to life in this short film.

4:47
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Eric Chinner

The thoughts of a front-line soldier are brought alive in this reading of Eric Chinner's WWI letters home.

3:53
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Alice Kitchen

See words and pictures from the WWI diaries of nurse Alice Kitchen, who sailed with the AIF's first convoy.

3:10