The Soldier Settlement website: A Land Fit For Heroes? contains 195 case studies using a variety of sources including those held by us and the returned soldiers’ digitised personnel files held by the National Archives of Australia.
The case studies are often incomplete and the information generally dates to the early 1930s. There were over 9,000 soldier settlers in New South Wales and this small sample has been extracted from our voluminous files.
"The digger has an iconographic status in Australian society and in recent years thousands of families have charted the service record of relatives who served in the first AIF. ‘A Land Fit for Heroes?’ extends and enriches those histories, recovering the returned soldier as important a historical entity as the men and women who went to war."
The website is dedicated to the memory of Soldier Settlement in NSW. This project has been generously funded by the Australian Research Council, Monash University and the University of New England, under an ARC linkage scheme, together with linkage partners NSW State Archives and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.