Tim Sherratt has wiled away a few idle hours by creating an "aggregated search interface" to search a range of Australian WW1 records from different agencies. See his blog post on the process, and what the search engine does. Or if you can't wait, go straight to the "interface".
Thanks Tim for the productive trip. Thanks Linda for the tip!
Troops waiting to board the Demosthenes on
16 July 1915.
Private Albert Newell may have been amongst this group of troops waiting to board the Demosthenes in 1915. Albert was underage when he enlisted, and like many other underage soldiers struggled with military discipline. Newell's service record was spanned by several gaol sentences, and at one point managed to have himself sentenced to death. See Albert's story here.
I have created a number of local history projects for which you will find links on this blog. I am a community historian (ie, not paid) living in Essendon. The content of my Empire Called database (see the link to the PBWorks website) is the result of nearly 25 years' research. The Empire Called blog is a companion for the PBWorks website of the same name.
Time Travellers in Essendon and Flemington is set up in the same way, with a website and a blog to report additions to the website. The website is a vehicle to publish longer pieces of research that are too long for newsletters. It also includes various indexes I have worked on for many years, plus photos from various sources which I date and describe in greater detail. You may find something of use for your research.