It’s an eclectic bunch of links this month. A Gallipoli camera, Gandhi, the Sudan and the digital dark ages all get a mention. Read on to explore!
Anzacs – from the trenches
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli campaign in 2015 State Records NSW will be highlighting a selection of state archives relating to NSW soldiers and nurses that encapsulate the Anzac spirit! Take a look at some of our first entries.
The Mysterious Cenotaph Photograph
One of the mysteries that our Archivists came across involved a photograph in the collection that was of a gathering around the Cenotaph in Martin Place, Sydney. At first glance you would think it is clearly of an occasion like Anzac Day or Remembrance Day. However, the date given was February 1929. Why were people gathering around the monument? Learn the results of our investigations here.
In 2010 there are very few Australians alive that can remember back to the first commemoration of ANZAC Day in 1916……
Australian women who served overseas during World War One as nurses were entitled to apply for land under the Returned Soldiers Settlement Scheme…