On 4 August 1914 Britain declared war on Germany after it invaded Belgium as part of a pre-emptive strike at France. Britain’s decision meant that Australia was also at war. Initial disbelief was quickly replaced by enthusiastic support, though the war brought with it a terrible cost.

Marking the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War (the First World War), the UOW Reflects On The Great War exhibition brings together stories, images and objects to share local, Illawarra experiences of the war.