Pte. K. Lutge – One of the 170+ men pictured on the honour boards held at Mosman Library. Learn more about this man.


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Behind the lines

Welcome to our team space. A key part of this project is sharing the work done ‘behind the scenes’. Learn about digital tools and technologies. Explore online sources relating to World War One.


A website brief that's not

Great to hear last week from a colleague at another NSW public library planning a community project ahead of the centenary of WWI. They wanted to know more about our website scope and specification, and this post is a summary of development so far.

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Bernard · 23 October 2012 · # · · Comment


Mosman nurses at war

Harefield, England. Eight patients from Ward 40, No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, photographed in the grounds of the hospital with Sister Ruby Dickinson. AWM H16039

What did WWI military nurses do?

Dr Kirsty Harris gave us an insight at Mosman Library in September. Her book More Than Bombs and Bandages is a history of their medical practice, and we were fortunate to benefit from her extensive research.

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Bernard · 10 October 2012 · # · · Comment


Finding your Anzacs on a map

One you won’t find on Google Maps. (Source: AWM)

At some point in your research you will want to locate a place with precision. Google Maps is a great resource but some names have changed since 1918, and Google will not always be able to help you with a trench map reference, or a colloquial name that was used only by the soldiers at the time.

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Help us transcribe this diary

We’ve posted previously about the five diaries of W.J.A. “Allan” Allsop held at the Mitchell Library. Since the Buildathon another has come to light, in the possession of Allan’s son John. Thanks to Geraldine Walsh, Mosman Library has a scanned copy of the diary. Help us transcribe it.

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Bernard D · 25 September 2012 · # · · Comment


Finding your First World War ANZACs

Kerry Farmer gave an excellent overview of WWI family history resources at Mosman Library this week. You can download the handout here:

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Upcoming events

Plated Up: Australian Community War Memorials on Ceramic Ware

Wednesday 16 May 2018

Plated Up: Australian Community War Memorials on Ceramic Ware

Lieutenant Colonel Paul Simadas will present an overview of Australian community war memorials, the distinctive types built and how they evolved identifying the unique characteristics of Australian war memorials.

A feature of the evening will be the display of his intriguing collection of small ceramic wares portraying images of these Australian war memorials. Items range from plates, dishes cups, shaving mugs to miniature clock and bell towers. These are a wonderful and sensitive ‘Memorial’ in their own right.

In all the years Paul has been collecting he has never found a piece depicting memorials in Tasmania. Perhaps someone out there has one?

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For more Information https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/3029/plated-up-australian-community-war-memorials-on-ceramic-ware

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Saving Our Private Ryan and Sgt. Wilkinson's Memories

Monday 28 May 2018

Private Ryan and Sgt Wilkson two very different stories of two very different men and their experiences in the Great War. One was fought for his anti-war beliefs and the other only told his grandson his story on his deathbead.

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For more Information https://events.mosman.nsw.gov.au/events/3034/saving-our-private-ryan-ant-sgt-wilkinson-s-memories

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