This is the day, that is a national day of remembrance for Australian and New Zealanders who died during armed conflict.
Do you have a story to share about an ANZAC? We'd like to hear about not only their sacrifice, but the way it shaped their family history. Maybe you want to blog from the perspective of those that were left behind?
Your story doesn't have to involve a serviceperson who lost their lives - during times of war, all sorts of loss unfortunately are experienced.
And you can write about those who served in other wars.
- Write a blog post about an Australian or New Zealander serviceman or woman's family, and the impact war had on their family history
- Post a comment with the URL to your blog on the comments section of this page. Or if you don't have a blog then email us your story at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Publish your post by 25 April 2013.
Access great online resources:
Coming Home virtual exhibition
The virtual exhibition consists of "albums" containing photos/images and documents. Virtual albums entitled "Gallipoli", "Lest We Forget", "New Zealand Maori Battalion", "Peace", "Postcards" and "Returned Services Association". Also has a portal for searching content nationwide from organizations such as libraries, archives, museums and galleries, including Auckland Libraries. Courtesy DigitalNZ.
For references to articles and other resources regarding WWI and WWII.
For diaries, letters, postcards and albums
And Papers Past
Within the library catalogue: Auckland Libraries, search using World War, 1914-1918 or World War, 1939-1945 to find suitable resources.
Searching using WWI or WWII etc will return you wonderful results of holdings throughout the whole of Auckland Libraries, which you can narrow down by location by using the "select location" dropdown menu on the right of screen. For example, available in all four Research Centres:- Central, South (Manukau) and West (Waitakere) and North (Takapuna) are gems such as:
- the Auckland War Memorial Museum;
- the Australian War Memorial site and
- the National Archives of Australia or look further by
- using the resources listed on Cora Num’s website.
- National Archives of Australia Facebook page about their Shellshocked Exhibition and some of the personal stories that they have collected might also be of interest.
The centenary of the First World War - 2014-2018