History eResources. Discover your Anzac History.

Explore Australian newspaper articles from the era with Trove, discover fascinating World War I historical records, or find the soldier in your family with ancestry.com.au. Discover your Anzac history with these eResources:

Trove

Over 400 million items: books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more. Trove helps you find and use resources relating to Australia. It’s more than a search engine. Trove brings together content from libraries, museums, archives and other research organisations and gives you tools to explore and build. Trove is  run by the National Library of Australia.

For a taste, here’s the announcement of World War I in The West Australian newspaper in 1914.

Discovering Anzacs

Discovering Anzacs lets you explore a growing selection of government records about Australians and New Zealanders in World War I and the Boer War. This is an ongoing collaboration between National Archives of Australia and Archives New Zealand to create a kind of ancestry database with digitised war records.

Australian War Memorial

The Australian War Memorial is an excellent website with large collections of soldiers’ diaries, in-depth war records, everything you can think of relating to Australian war history.

Anzac Albany 2015

For something closer to home try ANZAC Albany

Australian Dictionary of Biography

The Australian Dictionary of Biography is Australia’s pre-eminent dictionary of national biography. In it you will find concise, informative and fascinating descriptions of the lives of significant and representative persons in Australian history.

Ancestry library edition

Ancestry is world’s largest family history site.  with over 4 billion names in worldwide historical records, family tree services and genealogy learning materials. Free, unlimited access to Ancestry.com.au  is available on all public internet PCs within the Cockburn Public Libraries. (In-library access only, due to licensing restrictions, via the desktop links on the library PCs).

TheyServedWithHonour

They Served with Honour: Untold Stories of Western Australian Aboriginal Servicemen at Gallipoli is an eBook which was launched on the eve of Anzac Day by the WA Minister for Aboriginal Affairs. The book tells the unknown stories of 13 Aboriginal servicemen from WA who served at Gallipoli. The stories not only look at the soldiers war experiences but also touch their lives prior to enlisting and for those who returned their lives after war.

you can read the eBook version here. [PDF – 6Mb]

Please contact the WA Department of Aboriginal Affairs for further details.

 

Check out some of the other great eResources we have available in our eLibrary.


Lawley

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