Historical information

These letters etc were initially printed in the Warrnambool Standard and other newspapers during the First World War. They were collected by the Bonnett family and pasted into the exercise book, possibly by Jessie Bonnett. The book has been transcribed and republished by the Warrnambool and District Historical Society under the title Fields Of War. It contains the names of over six hundred soldiers from the Warrnambool District.


This represents a valuable insight into the lives, experiences and feelings of WWI soldiers and nurses and their families. It has value in the individual letters collected with many of the originals no longer surviving but also as a collection. It has strong social and historical significance.

Physical description

Black cloth covered, rectangular, thick exercise book with lined page with glue and string binding. A recycled book with original mathematics notation
overlaid by newspaper clippings pasted in three columns per page. Includes photographs, letters, poems, related cuttings and notices.

Inscriptions & markings

a compilation of