Our Anzac centenary database records some 1,600 names from the Mosman War Memorial and many local honour boards. We need to link these names to official records, and find photos and newspaper clippings to help tell their story.
This workshop will give you all the tools you need to begin work as a volunteer researcher for Doing our bit, Mosman 1914-1918.
By 25 April 2015, the hundredth anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli, we hope our database will be complete enough to answer questions like:
- how many local people served in the First World War?
- which Mosman men fell at Gallipoli?
- did Mosman women serve with the AANS and who were they?
We want to know more about these men and women, and try and put a face to each name. The project will also map names to houses and streets in Mosman.
But there’s lots of work to do before then and we need your help.
Researching names and linking sources can be done from home using the web. It’s fascinating and rewarding work.
What you need to bring
- If you haven’t already, please create an account on the Doing our bit website before the workshop. If you have problems with registration, let us know.
- Printed materials and online guides will be provided, but you might want to bring along note paper and pen.
- If you have a laptop or tablet free wi-fi access is available (but it’s not essential to have a computer at the workshop).
There will be a presentation of about 45 minutes and then an opportunity to work together, ask questions, and share your interest in Mosman’s WWI history.