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How to Research





Suggested first steps:

AIF website:
AWM website:
NAA website:

Major websites for research:

Australian Archives
Australian War Memorial (AWM) -
National Archives of Australia (NAA) -
Department of Veterans Affairs - -
State Library of Victoria -
State Library of Queensland -

War history
History of WW1 -
Australian Flying Corps -
History of ANZAS -
The Official History of Australia in the War of 1914-1918 -
Australian Army War Diaries - First World War -
Anzacs in Weymouth & Portland UK -
The Australian Army History -

Lost Leaders of Anzac -
Gallipoli and the Anzacs -
Despatches from Gallipoli -
The Spirits of Gallipoli -

Diggers’ Research
AIF Project -
Mapping our Anzacs -
People Wounded & Missing -
Commemorative Roll -
Curry & Marchment -


WW1 Australian and New Zealand Nurses Facebook page

Prisoners of War


Commonwealth War Graves Commission -
World War One Cemeteries -
Cemeteries Online -
42nd Battalion War graves -
Australian War Graves Photographic Archive -
Sutton Veny, England, WW1 graves -


Australian War Memorial Collections -
WW1 Pictorial Honour Roll of Queenslanders -
Spirits of Gallipoli -
Flickr -
Picture Sunshine Coast -

Regimental Histories
The Australian Light Horse -
ALH Desert Column Forum -
Regiments history -

15th Battalion -
AWM Australian Military Units WW1 -
Pioneer Battalions -
AIF Search by Regiment -

Battles & Battlefields
Egypt -
Gallipoli -
Western Front -
France -

Distinguished Service Awards

Local Newspaper
Digital "Nambour Chronicle" 1903 - 1955 - You can search the entire newspaper by keyword or issue date and can print directly from the paper - and now via TROVE


State Library of Queensland-John Oxley Library Blog -

Historical Societies

Click here to view the list of local historical societies.