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Wars, conflicts and heroes

A collection of links related to Australian war and service personnel records, including war graves and memorials.

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Australian Capital Territory

  • ACT Memorial - The Memorial has two parts: the physical Memorial, located opposite Civic Square on London Circuit; and this web site, containing a database of names and information about the people honoured by the Memorial.

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Queensland

  • Mackay - Lest we forget - Men from the Mackay District who gave the Supreme Sacrifice
  • Queensland War Memorial Register - lists of locations of all Queensland War Memorials. For those that contain honour rolls, you can generally view images to see the name thereon
  • WWI Pictorial Honour Roll of Queenslanders
  • Lost heroes of the Great War - service photos - Many families have in their possession photographs of Heroes of the Great War that have no details to identify them. This website is for people to post photographs of Australians such as these in the hope that other members of the public have the same photograph and are able to help with identification.
  • Lost heroes of the Great War - service photos - Many families have in their possession photographs of Heroes of the Great War that have no details to identify them. This website is for people to post photographs of Australians such as these in the hope that other members of the public have the same photograph and are able to help with identification.

Queensland Archives has compiled indexes of their archival records. Use these links to get to the page and search the index database by name.

info Once you get to the Queensland Archives page, here's how to use it:

  1. Scroll down to "Index Categories"
  2. Click on the appropriate radio button for the type of records you are looking for - this will then expand to show what record sets are available.
  3. Click on the appropriate radio button for the records you are looking for - this will then expand (below the list) to show a search area where you can input names etc.

You may also be able to download the full index using a link that will appear on the top right of the page or below the search box (depending on what device you are using, eg: desktop, iPad etc).

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New South Wales

  • Register of War Memorials in NSW
  • Lost heroes of the Great War - service photos - Many families have in their possession photographs of Heroes of the Great War that have no details to identify them. This website is for people to post photographs of Australians such as these in the hope that other members of the public have the same photograph and are able to help with identification.

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Victoria

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Western Australia

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South Australia

  • World War I South Australian Servicemen Deaths - The World War I deaths of more than 6,600 SA servicemen (diggers) who died overseas also include South Australians who enlisted in other Australian states, New Zealand and Britain
  • South Australian Returned Servicemen Deaths 1947 to present
  • Lost heroes of the Great War - service photos - Many families have in their possession photographs of Heroes of the Great War that have no details to identify them. This website is for people to post photographs of Australians such as these in the hope that other members of the public have the same photograph and are able to help with identification.
  • The Manning Index of South Australian History The Index contains many thousands of references to South Australian newspaper and magazine stories for the years 1837 to 1937. It also includes extensive selected text from the indexed publications, other primary and secondary sources and numerous extracts from Mr Manning's own writings.

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Tasmania

  • Lost heroes of the Great War - service photos - Many families have in their possession photographs of Heroes of the Great War that have no details to identify them. This website is for people to post photographs of Australians such as these in the hope that other members of the public have the same photograph and are able to help with identification.

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Northern Territory

The Nothern Territory Department of Arts and Museums is responsible for the Northern Territory Archives. A list of collections in the archive is available for download in PDF format (warning: 250+ pages) which can then be searched offline.  The archives can also be searced online using the "Archives Navigator" service although it is not straight forward and no indexes are available. Read the Information for Researchers page for information on the service.

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National

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Last update October 2017