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The war was a political struggle for Prime Minister John Curtin, while the people prepared for invasion.
When Australia joined the war in August 1914, the reaction was one of excitement, especially among young men.
News of Victoria’s good fortune spread throughout the world.
The new colony struggled to capitalise on the wealth generated from its natural resources.
Almost since their arrival, settlers had felt strongly that Port Phillip deserved to be a separate colony.
An Irish migrant became one of the most influential men in Victorian public life.
In the 1840s, a new take on penal transportation gave small-time criminals the chance to change.
As World War I dragged on and the casualty list grew, Australia struggled to maintain troop numbers.
For 15 years Charles Joseph La Trobe governed over one of the most turbulent periods in Victorian history.