Saturday 15 August commemorates the 75th anniversary of Victory in the Pacific, marking the end of the Second World War for Australians.

Boroondara Library Service has a number of materials that explore Australia’s involvement in the Second World War. Many books can be reserved under the Dewey number 940.540994. Search our catalogue for photographs in our local history collection of the home efforts during this time.

Visit the Victoria Remembers 2020 website for activities, historical information, programs and service information. You may also wish to start researching your ancestors that was involved in service during the Second World War through the Australian War Memorial website or find their service papers at National Archives of Australia. The National Archives of Australia is currently digitising World War II service records over the next three years.

If you have any material that you would like to donate to the Boroondara Library Service’s Local History collection, please fill out our Ask a Librarian e-form, and one of our staff will get back to you.