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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.


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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Bernard · 1 October 2012 · # · · Comment [2]


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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Bernard D · 23 September 2012 · # · · · Comment


Connecting commemoration projects

Recently I’ve spoken to a number of people involved in projects researching those who enlisted for military service in World War 1. As the centenary of WW1 approaches, there seem to be many commemoration projects underway and these projects seem to be running largely in isolation. What other projects are you aware of?

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Kerry Farmer · 20 September 2012 · # · · Comment [2]


Trawling biographical databases for Doing our bit

A man – Hilda Rix Nicholas, 1921 AWM ART19613

A few weeks ago I joined in the Mosman Library Buildathon to see what a local council library might get up to in starting up their own digital humanities project. This post reports on the experience of a small team (2 of us! Virginia – a freelance historian, and myself, an information professional) trawling through online databases to ‘see what we could see’.

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Liz Stokes & Virginia Macleod · 18 September 2012 · # · · · Comment


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