The following teaser is from the June 12 PSNews Online:
The National Archives of Australia (NAA) has begun a $3.4 million project to mark the centenary of World War I, describing and digitising many of the Anzacs’ repatriation records, ensuring greater public access.
For many Anzacs, ongoing health problems – both physical and mental – often meant unemployment, disability, pain and suicide.
Director-General of the Archives, David Fricker said the details were preserved in more than 600,000 World War I repatriation records, held by the NAA.
Mr Fricker said they documented the medical care, welfare services and pensions provided by the Repatriation Department – now known as the Department of Veterans’ Affairs – and very few of the files had been viewed since their official use
Mr Fricker said more than 2,300 records had already been digitised and were available online by searching under the person’s name or service number.
He said staff and volunteers had also repackaged and described 150,000 records in the RecordSearch database…
Thanks to ResearchBuzz for the heads-up.
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