Wednesday 22 October 2008 by Annette Gaykema. 2 comments.
Personal Stories, Collection letters, diaries

We are commemorating the 90th Anniversary of the Armistice this year, which presents a timely opportunity to look at what soldiers were doing on the 11th of November throughout the duration of the First World War. The soldiers go about their duties not knowing that in the future, it would be the special day to remember those who fought and died for our country in war and armed conflict.

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Thursday 16 October 2008 by Pen Roberts. 2 comments.
Personal Stories, New acquisitions, Collection

Almost a century ago this Saturday, a Welcome Home function was held at the Sydney Town Hall for members of the NSW Cadets Coronation Contingent. The cadets, part of the Australian Coronation Contingent, had just returned from attending the London coronation of King George V, held on 22 June 1911.

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Wednesday 8 October 2008 by Alexandra Orr. No comments.
News, Personal Stories, New acquisitions, Collection

Pressed flowers from the autograph book of Sgt George Cadd, 2134, RC06416.

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Friday 19 September 2008 by Ann Penhallow. 2 comments.
Collection

The Research Centre receives regular telephone calls and emails from military vehicle enthusiasts – restorers and collectors - from all over Australia.  Occasionally they make it into the Research Centre at the Memorial, like the proud Jeep owner I met this week. 

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Wednesday 3 September 2008 by Annette Gaykema. 5 comments.
Collection First World War, Ephemera, How To...

Embroidered silk postcards were first made in 1900 with popularity peaking during the First World War. Cards were generally embroidered on strips of silk mesh by French women. They were then cut and mounted on postcards.

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Monday 1 September 2008 by Theresa Cronk. No comments.
Collection Ephemera

awm.gov.au/collection/RC06035Embroidered silk postcard from the First World War. RC06035

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Wednesday 20 August 2008 by Mel Hunt. 2 comments.
New acquisitions, Collection Books

Wednesday 20 August 2008 by Dianne Rutherford. 3 comments.
Collection Heraldry

Most people like to bring home a souvenir from their travels and soldiers in the First World War were no exceptions. The First World War led to great movements of people across the world, but especially through Europe. Many of these people ended up in Great Britain at one time or another. Despite difficulties in wartime, British companies still managed to produce a myriad of souvenirs for the visitors as reminders of their time in Britain, or as a gift for a loved one.

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Tuesday 19 August 2008 by Ann Penhallow. 4 comments.
Collection First World War, Animals in war, Official records

This week the Research Centre received a call from a fan of Sandy, Major General Sir William Throsby Bridges' favourite charger.  November this year sees the 90th anniversary of Sandy's return to Australia, after a tour of duty which included the coast of Gallipoli, Egypt and France.  Sandy's fan wished to confirm the information the Research Centre has about this much-loved animal in preparation for a ceremony to mark the anniversary.

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Friday 8 August 2008 by Kerrie Leech. 5 comments.
Personal Stories, Collection First World War, Private Records

Studio portrait of Tom Richards in 1917 (from Gold, mud 'n' guts by Greg Growden).

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