Records of NSW and WWI
Browse stories and records relating to the war, military service, and life on the home-front in New South Wales during World War I on our Centenary of Anzac website
The NSW Anzac Centenary website highlights records from the State archives relating to key events and historical themes associated with NSW and World War I. A number of these documents have been digitised and made available to view online for the first time, alongside historical background to help contextualise the records. The website focuses on the key themes of:
- In Service - enlistment and the response of the Government and people of NSW to wartime demands
- 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
The site features online research guides to help family historians retrieve their World War 1 stories from government records. The guides identifies research pathways for tracing the stories of NSW soldiers and nurses and highlights resources from our collection that provide background information to life in New South Wales at the time of the war.
Content will be regularly added to the web site over the course of the Anzac Centenary commemorations.