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Bernard, 10 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, 1 October 2012 · # · · Comment [2]

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 D, 25 September 2012 · # · · Comment

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

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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