This blog is a companion to the Database of Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Battle to Farm: WW1 Soldier Settlement Records in Victoria

Public Records Office Victoria has released a new series of document online from the post-war Soldier Settlement Scheme.

On this site you can access the individual records of thousands of  World War One returned soldiers who leased farming land across Victoria between 1919 and 1935. Enter a settler’s name in the search box or search by geographic location through the digital map.

You may need to be patient in the initial phases while the site is swamped by searchers.  Good luck!

UPDATE:  Found one!  The answer seems to be to search by surname only.  Searches with a first name or initials seemed got no result.

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