Plan of proposed soldier's memorial at Wagga Wagga

NSW Anzac Centenary Website

As part of the New South Wales Centenary of World War I and Anzac commemorative program, State Records is proud to honour the Centenary of World War I and Anzac with a website that draws from State Record's vast collection to look at life in New South Wales during the war years.

The website focuses on the key themes of:

  • In Service - enlistment and the response of the Government and people of NSW
  • On the Home Front - what day-to-day life was like for people in Sydney and NSW during the war years
  • In Remembrance - how the war was commemorated across NSW, in particular through war memorials

Records from the State archives relating to key events and historical themes associated with NSW and World War I are highlighted on the website. A number of these documents have been digitised and made available to view online, alongside text which helps contextualise the records.

The site features online research guides to help family historians retrieve their World War 1 stories from government records. The guides identify research pathways for tracing the stories of NSW soldiers and nurses, and highlight resources from our collection that provide background information to life in New South Wales at the time of the war.

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Project milestones

Website launch: Sept. 17, 2014
Content will continue to be regularly added to the website over the course of the Anzac Centenary, 2014-2018

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