The Lost Boys of ANZAC by Peter Stanley

Australians are fascinated with their nation’s experience of World War I, and particularly with the people who fought and died in that conflict. Our annual observance of Anzac Day, the sustained consumption of books and films about Australia’s military history and, not least, the popularity of family history research all mean that war assumes a … Read on

National Family History Month in August 2014! What are you doing to celebrate?

National Family History Month (NFHM) is held annually in August in Australia and New Zealand. It is an AFFHO (Australasian Federation of Family History Organisations) initiative to promote genealogy and family history in Australasia and was started in 2006 as a week and changed to a month in 2013. More information is on the NFHM website home … Read on

“Good, fearless soldiers”. Craig Tibbitts on the AWM’s Anzac Voices

The Australian War Memorial’s Craig Tibbitts reveals the story of two brothers who faced the horrors of Pozières in 1916, and looks at why their letters are so important. In 1927 the Australian War Memorial’s Director, John Treloar, wrote to the Reverend John Garrard Raws about the wartime letters of his two sons, asking if … Read on

2013 Australian Society of Archivists Conference :: Canberra, 15-18 Oct

An exciting program of speakers and events has been put together for the 2013 ASA Annual Conference to be held in Canberra in October. The theme of the conference is Archives: The Future focusing on current thinking in the archival community on reinventing archival methods to meet the demands of the digital age. The broad … Read on

Shake Your Family Tree 2013 :: Tuesday, April 16 | Theme :: Immigration

Delve into your family history with a full day of activities presented by the National Archives and their state and territory partners on Tuesday 16 April 2013. Speak to experts, and hear personal stories from guest speakers. This year’s Shake Your Family Tree focuses on immigration and the stories of the Australians that are descendants of … Read on

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