Category Archives: Tips

Book Auction ends: 1/09/12

This Book Auction commenced on Monday 27 August. The funds raised from the sale of the books will go towards the John Laffin Memorial Fund, with the final bidding taking place on Saturday 1st September. These books are currently being … Continue reading

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Why not be a little more creative this Father’s Day? Forget the socks and jocks; Eliminate the bar-b-que mate; Steer clear of the beer; Replace the vacant space with: A Gift Subscription to DIGGER Magazine or a Poppy Umbrella, or … Continue reading

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Visiting the WF?

Next time you visit the Western Front be sure to pick up one of these useful brochures: “Welcome to the Western Front” (Flanders & Picardy) contains information on accommodation, places to eat, special offers as well as places to visit. The brochure … Continue reading

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*Christmas Gift Idea

Looking for a unique gift for Christmas. Why not consider a Pinus halepensis or Lone Pine? Photo: Lone Pine tube stock available from Yarralumla Nursery in the ACT The history of the Lone Pine in Australia can be traced back to … Continue reading

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Search for Memorials

The Australian Governments’ Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Alan Griffin recently launched a new online resource to search for information on Australian overseas war memorials. Photo: Australian War Memorial, London [Chris Munro] The Overseas Memorials Search  includes details and photographs of more … Continue reading

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Diggers' databases

A recent newspaper article appearing in the Herald Sun in Victoria, Daily Telegraph in NSW, Courier Mail in Queensland and Adelaide Now in South Australia highlights the need to use a variety of sources to verify information collected when researching … Continue reading

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*Gallipoli Podcasts

Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance  conducts regular public lectures on a range of war related topics.  Photo: Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne. [H. MacDonald] Recordings of many of talks are available to download, for a limited time, from the internet or by … Continue reading

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*Archive Books on CD

A SALE WORTH LOOKING AT! Archive CD Books Australia offers the unique opportunity to own your own copy of  ‘hard-to-get’ books covering a large range of topics. They produce a range of World War 1 publications on CD. Until the … Continue reading

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What's new at NAA?

The National Archives of Australia is currently hosting an exhibition, in Canberra, entitled Shell Shocked: Australia after the Armistice. NAA describes the exhibit as exploring how the community dealt with the lingering effects of the war over the next 20 … Continue reading

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First World War Relics.

With the example set by C.E.W. Bean and the instruction given by Lord William (Field Marshal) Birdwood the soldiers of the AIF became avid souvenir hunters and collectors. One of the most infamous of the AIF collectors was John ‘Barney’ … Continue reading

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