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Gavin Fordyce, 7 August 2012 · # · · · Comment [5]

Mining Trove

We all know that the Trove newspaper database is a rich resource for historical research, but how can we make best use of it for this project? A quick search on ‘Mosman’ for the years 1914-1918 returns more than 20,000 articles — clearly we need a more strategic approach!

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Gavin Fordyce, 6 August 2012 · # · · Comment [1]

Building the Build-a-thon

The Build-a-thon is fast approaching. It’ll be a jam-packed day of thinking, linking, learning and making. Not sure what to expect? Well neither are we — there’s a basic outline below, but the day will be shaped by your interests and enthusiasms.

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Bernard, 1 August 2012 · # · · Comment [1]

A look at original materials held by the State Library

Maggie Patton gave us a look at some of the original WWI materials held by the State Library of NSW last Friday. As a collection it’s historic in its own right; the Library was collecting letters and diaries of Australian soldiers even before the armistice went into effect on 11 November 1918.

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Mary Lou Byrne, 28 July 2012 · # · · Comment [2]

Lost Digger found – Sidney Hubert Carroll

This photograph is just one of the thousands of photographs of Australian and other allied soldiers taken during World War I that have been discovered in France, in a find hailed as “wonderful and thrilling” by military historians.

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Bernard, 21 July 2012 · # · · · Comment

Mosman's dead in the Great War

It was a pleasure to meet with author and historian George Franki on Friday. I am reading his book on Australia’s most decorated soldier Mad Harry published in 2003 but more recently he has produced a fine work remembering Mosman’s dead in the Great War.

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