The Year it All Ended

The Year it All Ended open on Armistice Day, 1981 and follows the lives of Tiney Flynn and her sisters in the wake of WW1.
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!918 Flappers showing off their bathing costumes.

My family members lived in Seal Beach around the same time of these lovely ladies!

Anti-German sentiment in Australia resulted in the changing of hundreds of German place names across the country, the incarceration of German nationals and the introduction of laws that made life difficult for German-Australian citizens.

WWI Propaganda poster, Destroy This Mad Brute: Enlist WWI propaganda poster depicting Germany as a mad gorilla. We will use this image to discuss how propaganda was used to gain support for the war in Europe.

F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'Flappers and Philosphers' was published in 1920 and included the short story 'Bernice Bobs Her Hair'. From the mid teen years of the 20th Century, girls around the world, like the Flynn sisters, were cutting their hair.

Scott Fitzgerald's 'Flappers and Philosphers' was published in 1920 and included the short story 'Bernice Bobs Her Hair'. From the mid teen years of the Century, girls around the world, like the Flynn sisters, were cutting their hair.

Louis David Warneke McNamara - the real Louis on whom the character Louis Flynn was based. Louis McNamara was my great-uncle. He died fighting on the Western Front in France in 1918.

Louis David Warneke McNamara - the real Louis on whom the character Louis Flynn was based. Louis McNamara was my great-uncle. He died fighting on the Western Front in France in

Cover of the 2014 release of The Year it All Ended by Kirsty Murray, published by Allen & Unwin, design by Ruth Gruener

1918 should have been the ‘year it all ended’ for Tiney Flynn and her family, as the Great War finally comes to an end and family and friends eagerly await the return of loved ones. But Tiney’s battles have just begun as her beloved fami…

The R.M.S. Orvieto, Orient Line, was an ocean Liner that travelled between Europe and Australia and was commandeered to carry troops throughout the war years. After the war, it carried ordinary civilians like Tiney Flynn.

Orvieto, Orient Line, was an ocean Liner that travelled between Europe and Australia and was commandeered to carry troops throughout the war years. After the war, it carried ordinary civilians like Tiney Flynn.

South Australians gathered outside Parliament House on North Terrace in Adelaide to hear the official announcement of the Armistice.

South Australians gathered outside Parliament House on North Terrace in Adelaide to hear the official announcement of the Armistice.

It took years to bury the remains of the millions of men who died on the battlefields of the Western Front. This image shows the state of the war graves shortly after WW1 ended.

It took years to bury the remains of the millions of men who died on the battlefields of the Western Front. This image shows the state of the war graves shortly after ended.

The cemetery in the Somme where my great-uncle Louis (who died in battle in September 1918) was originally buried.

The cemetery in the Somme where my great-uncle Louis (who died in battle in September was originally buried.

German soldiers were depicted as mad barbarians on enlistment posters in Australia.

Poster - 'Always Huns, Protect Our Women and Children', Australia, World War I, 1915

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