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Australian: Military Records
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This course discusses available documents and the information included about those who served in British regiments in Australia as well as Australians who served in military forces in Australia and overseas. Military records from the earliest days of the colonies through various twentieth century conflicts are included.

Various types of records created by the military are discussed, including service records, muster rolls, campaign documents, pension records and draft registration. The content of the records and their usefulness for genealogy is described. The course includes historical background as well as some background to the changing social perceptions towards the military.


Course Content

Module 1
Military Records
Note about Web Addresses
Websites
 
Introduction
• Searching Tips
• Remote access to records
• Email mailing lists
 
FamilySearch
Ancestry.com.au
FindMyPast
Australian War Memorial
Newspapers
 
Historical Background
• 1901 to 1945
• After World War II
 

Module 2
Colonial Period
Websites
Introduction
Regimental histories
Details about individuals
Colonial militia
Crimea, 1854-1856
Indian Mutiny, 1857-1858
New Zealand Wars 1845-1872
Sudan 1885
South African Wars (Anglo-Boer Wars) 1899-1902
China (Boxer Uprising) 1900-01
Recommended Reading
 

Module 3
World War I & Aftermath
Websites
Introduction
National Archives of Australia
 
Australian War Memorial
• Encyclopedia
• Information sheets & research guides
• Nominal & Embarkation Rolls
• War history & unit histories 108
• WWI Red Cross (wounded & missing)
• Honours & Awards
• Collection
• Exhibitions
• War diaries
 
War graves
War memorials
AIF Project
Nurses
Ancestry & FindMyPast
State governments
Other World War I Centenary projects
Newspapers
National militia & rifle clubs
Royal Australian Air Force
Recommended Reading
 

Module 4
World War II & Aftermath
Websites
Introduction
World War II
British Commonwealth Occupation Forces
Korean War
Malayan Emergency
National Archives of Australia
Ancestry.com.au & FindMyPast
State & Territory governments
National Library of Australia
Recommended Reading
 

Module 5
1960s & Later
Websites
Introduction
National Service
Vietnam War
Indonesian Confrontation
Gulf Wars
Afghanistan
With the United Nations
Recommended Reading
 

Module 6
Other Military
Websites
Introduction
Non-Australian services
Veterans’ organisations
Medals & awards
Museums
Recommended Reading
 
 

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