Post Tagged with: "World War I"

Researching your military ancestors

Researching your military ancestors

April 22, 2014

Family matters, Research guides, Research tips & tricks:

In the lead-up to the centenary of the start of the First World War, there has been a proliferation of commemoration plans and projects including online record releases, digitising projects,… Read More ›

Commemorating your Anzacs

Commemorating your Anzacs

December 10, 2013

Local history funding sources, Such was life:

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… Read More ›

Military research in the archives

Military research in the archives

August 27, 2013

Family history events, Family matters:

No Family History Feast is complete without hearing how the Public Record Office Victoria (PROV) and National Archives of Australia (NAA) can help us with our research. With the military… Read More ›

Ross McMullin wins Australian History award in 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

Ross McMullin wins Australian History award in 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards

August 16, 2013

Announcements, News:

The State Library congratulates Ross McMullin who last night won the Australian History award in the 2013 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards for his book Farewell, Dear People.

Identity and dignity at Fromelles

Identity and dignity at Fromelles

August 8, 2013

Family history events, Family matters:

On Monday 5th August, the Library hosted its 10th annual Family History Feast. This year’s feast was truly a memorable experience. To celebrate our 10th year, we dedicated the day… Read More ›

Samuel Figgis, librarian and soldier

Samuel Figgis, librarian and soldier

April 22, 2013

Such was life, War:

In August 1914, a young Samuel Figgis joined the Victorian Public Library as a library assistant, just after the outbreak of the Great War. Less than a year later he died on the beaches of the Dardanelles on his 20th birthday.

Greetings from the trenches: World War I postcards

Greetings from the trenches: World War I postcards

April 12, 2013

Collection spotlights, Such was life, War:

In 1916, Corporal Thomas O’Halloran sent dozens of embroidered souvenir postcards from the front lines in France to his father, wife and three children back home in Castlemaine.

From Ararat to the Dardanelles: World War I through newspapers

From Ararat to the Dardanelles: World War I through newspapers

March 25, 2013

Such was life, War:

Over 70 Victorian newspapers covering 1914 to 1918 are now freely available on Trove, the digitised Australian newspapers website. These titles have been digitised to support the commemoration of the… Read More ›

World War I colour patches

World War I colour patches

February 26, 2013

Such was life, War:

Colour patches were worn on Australian soldiers’ uniforms to show which unit they belonged to. For men in the infantry battalions, the colour on the upper part of their patch… Read More ›

‘Death ballots’: Australia’s World War I conscription referendums

‘Death ballots’: Australia’s World War I conscription referendums

December 19, 2012

Such was life, War:

On 28 October 1916 the first of two controversial conscription referendums was held in Australia. Military training for men between 18 and 60 had been compulsory since 1911, but the… Read More ›