Discovering the lost diggers of Vignacourt

In 2011 journalist Ross Coulthart was part of the team that unearthed the collection of glass plate images of Aussie soldiers in Vignacourt. Here, Ross talks about the next chapter in the Diggers’ stories. Don’t miss The Lost Diggers of Vignacourt, the Australian War Memorial Traveling Exhibition touring Australia. This must see exhibition is currently … Read on

At the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival :: Ross Coulthart and Peter FitzSimons

Inside History sponsored a session at the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival entitled “Living History: Illuminating the Present Through the Past”, where authors Peter FitzSimons and Ross Coulthart spoke about what makes a good story, the legacy of the First World War and bringing history alive for readers. Paula Grunseit reports. In the ‘Background and Acknowledgements’ section … Read on

Review :: The Lost Diggers by Ross Coulthart

Published by HarperCollins | Review by Russell Eldridge, for the Byron Bay Writers’ Festival It’s not an overstatement to say The Lost Diggers is a publishing phenomenon. This collection of photographs and stories of World War I soldiers could not have been realised without a blend of century-old technology and modern social media. The photographs … Read on

Help Wanted :: Fundraising for Teens of Maison Des Australiens

In our Issue 13, we talked with Ross Coulthart of Channel 7 and the Australian War Memorial about the amazing collection of glass plate negatives that make up the Thuillier collection and show us the Lost Diggers of Vignacourt. For much of WWI, Vignacourt was a staging point, casualty clearing station and rest area for troops moving up to … Read on

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