Outside the Argus office, 5 August 1914.
Image courtesy AWM. Image H11612.
So much has been published already about that first day of the war, 4 August 1914, that I'm not going to reinvent the wheel.
My earliest blog post in September last year will give you a flavour of how Coburg dealt with the news.
The Empire Called blog is also another great source of information.
And the ABC website has some fantastic features that you should not miss:
A snapshot of Australia at the time of the outbreak.How Australia reacted to the outbreak of conflict.
And just as local contribution, here's an article from the Brunswick and Coburg Leader, 14 August 1914 about tourists travelling in Europe and the start of hostilities: