If the demand is sufficient, another walk may be held on a later date so make sure you register your interest.
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Monday, April 13, 2015
Anyone who has had a good browse through The Empire Called and I Answered website will know that Kim Phillips has been very generous in sharing her research into the young men who died at Gallipoli. Kim has lately launched a book and CD: The Spirits of Gallipoli: a centenary of Anzacs, the details of which you can see at her website.
Kim has also arranged for Ancestry to make her research and images available as a collection. There is a 14 day free trial (scroll to the bottom of the page). I was pleased to see the first memorial stone image on the Ancestry blog was for J K Adams, an Essendon lad.
I commend both to your attention.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Public Records Office Victoria has released a new series of document online from the post-war Soldier Settlement Scheme.
On this site you can access the individual records of thousands of World War One returned soldiers who leased farming land across Victoria between 1919 and 1935. Enter a settler’s name in the search box or search by geographic location through the digital map.
You may need to be patient in the initial phases while the site is swamped by searchers. Good luck!
UPDATE: Found one! The answer seems to be to search by surname only. Searches with a first name or initials seemed got no result.
Friday, April 3, 2015
|Captured German 77 cm. field gun (Dunedin District, New Zealand) (Rod Martin)|
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015
early interest in military history. In further exploring my Grade 6 exercise book, it is interesting to note that in the 1960s school children were still being propagandised about the British Empire as part of daily lessons. It is also further evidence that my drawing skills were non-existent, and not surprising that in secondary school I managed to fail Art.
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
|Well-wishers, some holding paper streamers connecting them to men on the ship, on the wharf prior to the departure of HMAT Anchises.|