Posts Tagged ‘World War I’

PROV Internships – Aboriginal History and WW1 projects

Public Record Office Victoria is the archives of the State Government of Victoria. They hold approximately 100kms of records from the mid 1830s to today, which we manage for use by the Government and people of Victoria. The Collection includes memories of events and decisions great and small that have shaped the history of the…

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Radio documentary based on Anzac Memories

The documentary “Searching for Hector Thomson” will be broadcast as a feature on ABC Radio National ‘Hindsight’ on Sunday 20 April at 1pm (and Thursday 24 April at 1pm). It was scripted and narrated by Prof. Alistair Thomson for ABC producer Michelle Rayner. The documentary in based on a chapter in the new edition of his…

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Plans to digitise repatriation files will change the way we think of the Great War

By Bruce Scates In the lead-up to Remembrance Day, the Australian Minister for Veterans’  Affairs and his New Zealand counterpart will issue a joint announcement. To mark the centenary of 1914-18, the governments of both countries will digitise a  sample of repatriation records – medical, pension and correspondence files dealing with the men and women who returned from…

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Searching for Hector Thomson – Anzac Memories Revisited

by Alistair Thomson Sometimes you can’t write the history that needs to be told. In 1986, the draft first edition of my book Anzac Memories reported that my grandfather, Hector Thomson, contracted malarial encephalitis while serving with the Light Horse in Palestine during the Great War, and that after the war he was ”in and out of…

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