This project involves members of the Fleurieu Peninsula Family History Group and pioneer families of the Fleurieu Peninsula. The aim is to produce a book of stories of the involvement and impact of the war on pioneer Fleurieu Peninsula families and the community.

A commemoration event to launch the book is also planned to be held close to Remembrance Day in 2015. This will involve participants and guest speakers during the day and end with the official launch of the book with dignitaries. This event will also involve cadets from the 40 Army Cadet Unit based at Noarlunga with members who will role play specific soldiers in uniform.

A group of eight committee members make up the core project committee and these people are supported by volunteer researchers and writers from our Family History group. We hope that this project will have a significant impact on the community. According to ‘Mapping Our Anzacs’, well over 600 people who enlisted indicated that they were born from within the Fleurieu Peninsula.

The book will be donated to all participants, local libraries, schools and community groups.

This project has a dedicated Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/FPFHGanzac100book...

The attached image is of cousins Marcelle Edwards and James Usher researching pioneer Anzac Ancestor Pte. Jack Wilfred Usher from Noarlunga, 16th Battalion, Killed in action 2.5.1915, Gallipoli Peninsula

Marcelle Edwards and James Usher researching pioneer Anzac Ancestor Pte. Jack Wilfred Usher from Noarlunga, 16th Battalion, Killed in action 2.5.1915, Gallipoli Peninsula.

Pioneer Families | Fleurieu Peninsula | Descendants | Stories

Project milestones

Stage 4 - Commemoration Event: Oct. 1, 2015 to Nov. 30, 2015
Organise Commemoration event to launch the book.

Stage 3 - Create Book: Jan. 1, 2015 to Sept. 30, 2015
Compile book, editing and printing.

Stage 2 - Marketing & Promotion: Feb. 1, 2014 to Dec. 31, 2014
Advertise and promote the project to the community via posters, flyers, newspaper items and meetings to find descendants and family members who would want to be involved. Encourage people to help with writing and/or providing information. Conduct interviews.

Stage 1 - Funding & Research: Nov. 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014
Research and record data about the pioneer Anzacs of the Fleurieu Peninsula such as service records and family information. Create data base. This aspect will be ongoing throughout the project.

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