Australia: Museums & Archives for WW1
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Australian War Memorial (AWM)
The Australian War Memorial comprises a wide range of facilities for the visitor looking for information on Australian miltiary history. There are ten galleries including the First World War. There are special places of Remembrance, talks and speeches, exhibtiions and events.
In addition to an education programme there is extensive research material available at the museum research facility. Material is also available to view online including the Australian First World War Official Histories.
Open daily: 10.00 to 17.00
Research Centre Reading Room open: Monday to Friday 10.00 to 16.50; Saturday 13.00 to 16.50
Closed: 25 December
For information about visiting the museum and its archive collections go to the Australian War Memorial website.
Postal address: GPO Box 345, Canberra ACT 2601, Australia
Street Address: Australian War Memorial, Treloar Crescent (top of ANZAC Parade), Campbell ACT 2612, Australia
Telephone: (02) 6243 4211
National Archives of Australia (NAA)
The National Archives of Australia, a department of the Australian government, holds the Service Records dating from 1901. The Service Records of Australian men and women who served with the Australian Imperial Force during the First World War can be viewed online.
There are National Archive has offices in Canberra, each state capital and the city of Darwin. Reading Rooms are open for visitors and Fact Sheets are provided online for visitors to find out where to go and what they can search for.
For information and how to see the WW1 Service Records visit the section on Service Records in the National Archives of Australia website.
Postal Address: National Archives of Australia, Reading Rooms, PO Box 7425, Canberra Business Centre, ACT 2610, Australia
Street Address: National Archives of Australia, Reading Rooms, Queen Victoria Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600, Australia
Email: see NAA website for relevant reference enquiry email address.
Website: (Service Records) www.naa.gov.au
Telephone: (02) 6212 3900
Over the Top: A Digger's Story of the Western Front
by H G Hartnett
Henry George Hartnett enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in September 1915. He saw action at the Battle of Fromelles and the Battle of the Somme 1916, where he was badly wounded. On his recovery he rejoined his battalion on the Western Front. This is a highly recommended book. 348 pages. Published by Allen & Unwin (1 Nov 2012), ISBN-10: 9781742375953; ISBN-13: 978-1742375953