5 July 1918
- Minister for Defence, Senator George Pearce, announces the establishment of an Australian War Museum for the collection and display of objects of historical interest connected with Australia’s share in the war. Senator Pearce urges the public to contribute trophies, relics, photographs and documents. Proposed War Museum
Everything connected with the war and the soldier is wanted, no matter how small or seemingly unimportant…When peace returns, and men are back at home, memory of the great days and adventures through which they lived will grow dim with the advancing years, and, unless some permanent record is established, ultimately pass into forgetfulness. The Government strongly holds the view that their sacrifices in the war, the silent sufferings of their relatives during their absence, and the efforts of the present generation, are far too sacred to allow this fate to befall them…To future generations it will be a never failing source of inspiration.
- French wine industry experts suggest that recuperating soldiers overseas be instructed in the art of viticulture and winemaking which they could take up when they return to Australia. Educating Australian Soldiers
- Lieutenant HW Parkes sends a letter of condolence to Mary Anne Woods of McLachlan Street, who lost her sons, Sidney and William, within the space of nine days. Mother Who Gave Two Sons