Australia at War
Snapshots of Street Scenes in Sydney Following the Official News of the Armistice – November 1918
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1918, will rank as one of the most notable days in the world’s history, for at 11 o’clock on that morning the dreadful fighting which had lasted for over four years and three months came to an end. The actual close of the war was delayed many months, but the conditions of the armistice made it impossible for Germany to resume hostilities.
Australia played an honourable part in WWI. Their gallant deeds made the name of Australia famed throughout the world. From the Commonwealth 326,00 men went to war, and of that number 61,720 made the supreme sacrifice, with another 137,013 wounded.
Tuesday, 12th November, was a Federal holiday and Wednesday, 13th November, was a State Holiday. Nobody worked and Sydney celebrated.
Street Scenes in Sydney
Some of the 6,000 returned soldiers who attended the Thanksgiving Service in the Domain on Wednesday 13 November, 1918
A Typical Street Scene
A Concert Party Who Paraded the Streets
Jubilant Office Girls
Street Scene, Sydney
Section of the Great Crowd in the Domain
Happy Schoolboys and Their Tin-Can Band
Typical Street Scene During the Celebrations
A Group of Sydney University Students
Scene at Moore-street and Martin-place on Tuesday 12 November after the Speeches
Scene in Moore-street, Sydney, at Mid-Day on Tuesday November 12
Source: Sydney Mail (NSW : 1912 – 1938), 1918, November 20.