Author: Public Record Office Victoria

Soldier On:  WW1 Soldier Settler Stories features records straight from our archives, revealing previously untold stories of the Victorian soldier settler experience.

The exhibition will take visitors through the establishment of the WW1 Soldier Settlement Scheme in Victoria and the harsh realities of life on a soldier settlement farm, through to the 1925 Royal Commission and beyond.

Between 1918 and 1934, the Soldier Settlement Scheme helped settle around 11,000 returned soldiers on farming land across the state through government leases. From the exhibition’s original records, as well as first-hand video and photo accounts, discover how the Scheme shaped the Victorian landscape as we know it today.      

Soldier On:  WW1 Soldier Settler Stories is presented by Old Treasury Building in partnership with Public Record Office Victoria, and is supported by the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund.

What: Soldier On:  WW1 Soldier Settler Stories
Where: Old Treasury Building, Spring Street, Melbourne.
When: Soldier On:  WW1 Soldier Settler Stories is showing from 9 November until 15 August 2016.
Open Sunday through to Friday 10am-4pm (closed Saturdays).
Bookings: This is a FREE exhibition. Bookings not required. 

Visit oldtreasurybuilding.org.au for visitor information or discover your WW1 soldier settler ancestors at soldiersettlement.prov.vic.gov.au.

Material in the Public Record Office Victoria archival collection contains words and descriptions that reflect attitudes and government policies at different times which may be insensitive and upsetting

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