Would your community like to commemorate Australian servicemen and women who served during the First World War? The Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program offers funding of up to $125,000 to each Federal Member of Parliament to support commemorative projects in their electorate. To find out how to apply for funding, visit the Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program website.
If you are interested in applying for funding, you should contact your Federal Member of Parliament as soon as possible. The last day that MPs can submit funding applications to the Department of Veterans’ Affairs is 30 May 2014.
If you would like to find out more about local servicemen and women, head to our research guide World War I: researching soldiers. It provides a step-by-step guide to finding soldiers’ service records, and discovering what battles and campaigns they were involved in. The guide also gives advice about researching the lives of Australian nurses. Our guide to key family history sources will help you to track down other key biographical details, like birth, marriage and death dates, what other jobs people held, and where people lived in their local community. Finally, our guide to publishing your family history will step you through the process of making your research available online or as a book.
Detail from Glimpses of Anzac by Horton Brooks, Argus Newspaper Collection of Photographs, Pictures Collection, H98.103/2839
Written by Katie Flack
Collections Coordinator, Australian History & Literature Team