Blog archive


Reginald Victor Fusedale – 21 April 2015
A soldier’s album – 22 April 2015
A local spy story – 23 April 2015
Hitler's Lost Spy: Mosman's Nazi Spy – 31 July 2015
An exhibtion celebrating the wonderful resources gathered by the Doing Our Bit project over the last three years – 21 August 2015
Gallipoli 2015 – 28 August 2015
Silex Road, Mosman.... – 24 April 2017
Colonel Robert Sydney Sands M.B.E., V.D. – 24 April 2017
Captain Frederick Reidy Jolley – 24 April 2017

Memorials in Mosman

Street names with a WWI connection – 8 July 2012
Anzac Memorial Hall, Mosman – 10 July 2012
War Memorial, Mosman – 12 July 2012
H.M.A.S. "SYDNEY" Memorial Mast – 14 July 2012
Keith Anderson memorial – 23 January 2013
Sydney v Emden, a century later – 9 November 2014
HMAS Sydney mast dedication — 70 years ago today – 24 November 2014
Sydney mast not destined for Sow and Pigs – 29 November 2015

Project updates

First post – 28 June 2012
Design & identity – 7 July 2012
A browser for Allsop's diaries – 15 September 2012
Help us transcribe this diary – 25 September 2012
A website brief that's not – 23 October 2012
Scan-a-thon appreciation – 30 November 2012
A postcard from Historypin – 19 February 2013
Coo-ee from NSW public libraries – 22 March 2013
With the colors: honour boards acquired – 28 March 2013
First World War Centenary Partnership needs you – 5 April 2013
Sydney Harbour Federation Trust looking for Drill Hall stories – 20 March 2014
Looking for John, son of Allan Allsop – 17 April 2014
Mosman Rugby Club honour roll added to the database – 24 April 2014
Our unknown soldiers – 7 November 2014
Fascinating journey in search of mother's heritage – 17 March 2016
In memory of Ken Donnellan – 13 January 2017

Resources

Mosman's dead in the Great War – 21 July 2012
A look at original materials held by the State Library – 1 August 2012
Identities and identifiers – 9 August 2012
Getting started with Zotero – 15 August 2012
Names of service people recorded on local honour rolls – 19 August 2012
Trawling biographical databases for Doing our bit – 18 September 2012
Connecting commemoration projects – 20 September 2012
Finding your Anzacs on a map – 1 October 2012
Trove tag tip – 22 November 2012
Our Homeward Stunt – 14 May 2013
From H.36.a.1.1 to N.10.b.0.5 – 23 May 2013
Our boys have a home – 4 July 2013
The 19th Infantry Battalion AIF, 1915-1918 – 13 February 2014
Crib sheet for Mosman volunteers – 7 March 2014
The Ottoman Army 1908 to 1918: a tumultuous decade of reform – 13 May 2014
NSW deceased estate files – 16 November 2014
Tagging our bit – 23 November 2014

Semantic web

Glimpses of the future in the past – 17 July 2012

Stories

Snapshot of Mosman during World War I – 13 July 2012
REMARKABLE RESCUE: FOUR DAYS IN A SHELL HOLE – 19 July 2012
Doing their share – 19 July 2012
Lost Digger found – Sidney Hubert Carroll – 28 July 2012
A sort of living war memorial – 14 August 2012
Allan Allsop's war – 22 August 2012
The Charles Ulm story – 4 September 2012
Those brief, sliding minutes on the wharf have become sixty years – 6 September 2012
Mosman nurses at war – 10 October 2012
“This photo is of my grandfather” – 3 November 2012
The cottages on Bay Street for the limbless soldiers – 7 November 2012
Four Days in a Shell Hole: Hedley Selwyn De Quetteville Robin – 25 November 2012
Photo detectives at work – 14 December 2012
Looking for the digger with the long thumbs – 5 January 2013
Your rough cobber, Lace – 22 January 2013
A Letter of Introduction – 7 February 2013
Who would ever live in Seaforth? – 11 February 2013
Making connections: creative characters rediscovered – 20 February 2013
Frank Pursell, OBE – 26 February 2013
Second tragedy for Mosman family – 1 March 2013
Mosman men of All Saints College, Bathurst – 9 April 2013
Remembering Sister Ruby Dickinson – 10 May 2013
From Mosman to Gallipoli – 19 June 2013
“We desire to express our high appreciation” – 19 June 2013
Pusher ace: Captain Lancelot Lytton Richardson – 29 June 2013
I would not change with the ground grubs for worlds: Captain G. F. Malley M.C. – 26 October 2013
The Landing at Mosman – 11 November 2013
Lieutenant Henry Ellis of the 17th Battalion A.I.F. – 4 January 2014
Oliver Hogue aka Trooper Bluegum, 1880-1919 – 21 January 2014
Australian Red Cross celebrates its centenary – 21 January 2014
Battlefield photography – 31 January 2014
One whom the infantrymen praise as a “white man” – 21 April 2014
Mosman man, mort pour la France – 23 April 2014
Unseen photos of Mosman’s flying ace come to light – 23 April 2014
Photographs donated relating to two men listed on Mosman war memorials – 24 April 2014
AIF graffiti links Mosman to Naours – 8 July 2014
Looking for John Roy Smith – 17 September 2014
J. G. Hircoll: a soldier with a Mosman connection? – 3 November 2014
Mosman Cricket Club remembers – 9 November 2014
Miss Evans and the Anzac buffet – 2 February 2015
Letters returned unread – 2 February 2015
The death of a gallant and erudite soldier – 19 May 2015
Godley’s abattoir – 9 August 2015
“That spirit of restlessness”: Charles Ulm (Jackson) enlists – 14 September 2015
Lucky 13: Dibbs at the front – 18 January 2016
Mosman’s boy mascot company commander and the Valentine’s Day mutiny – 14 February 2016
Faces in the Crowd go to war – 22 April 2016
24 April 1916: The Easter Rising – Éirí Amach na Cásca – 24 April 2016
An audience with the Sphinx: Major General Bridges and the landing at Gallipoli – 25 April 2016
From Raglan Street to RFC: “Bill” Taylor’s call to the skies – 26 June 2016
Cobbers remembered: The Battle of Fromelles, 19 July 1916 – 19 July 2016
Viewing the monkey enclosure: perspectives left and right – 8 October 2016
Mosman and Artists of the Great War – 2 April 2017
Knights of the sky 100 years past – 25 April 2017

Talks & workshops

Building the Build-a-thon – 6 August 2012
Mining Trove – 7 August 2012
Finding your First World War ANZACs – 23 September 2012
The Lost Diggers: Ross Coulthart at Mosman Library – 8 December 2012
The Cullens ‘carry on’ – 14 February 2013
Fokker fodder and castor oil: life above the trenches – 26 March 2013