Veterans' digital stories


In Our Words

In Our Words is a Digital Storytelling Project which recorded the wartime experiences of Victorian veterans. The project was being run by the Victorian Government in partnership with the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) and the Shrine of Remembrance.

View our stories collected below

Since 2009, nearly 200 veterans from Melbourne, Bendigo, Swan Hill, Sale, St Arnaud, Morwell, Wodonga and Warrnambool participated in the project, with the involvement of local schools. Students worked side by side with the veterans and ACMI staff to create 'mini movies' that record and share a small part of each veterans' rich experience and reflections.

In Our Words and schools

A selection of our veterans' stories is also part of an exciting new education collection being developed by project partner, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. The collection is available to schools online and via the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development's education portal called FUSE (Find, Use, Share quality Education resources). To see more stories or to see how they will be used to teach our high school kids visit the GENERATOR pages on the ACMI website. Our veterans stories are featured in the Australians at War section as well as in discussion of education themes around Change and Resilience, Community, Young Australians, Indigenous Australian Voices and the Power of Stories.

Other digital story projects

Culture Victoria

For more digital stories about Victoria's history see Culture Victoria.

It profiles stories from the Red Cliffs-Irymple RSL, the Caulfield RSL and war stories from Geelong residents.

Victorian Unit Histories

Over 110,000 Victorians enlisted to serve in World War I. They served across all Australian military units: air force, artillery, cavalry, infantry, naval, transport and services (medical, military police and specialist corps).

Between 1914 and 1918 around 30 units were raised in Victoria to serve overseas. DPCD in partnership with the State Library of Victoria has digitised the histories of these Victorian units. Visit the World War I unit histories.

Last updated on Tuesday, 14 March 2017