Anzac Day is just a week away and this year's Anzac Day is the centenary anniversary of when it was first observed in New Zealand.
The deadline for this blog challenge is Monday, 2 May; and we ask you to write about a person or a family that you have researched that were involved in war.
When you have published your blog, please include the name(s) and link in our comments section at the bottom of this post by Monday, May 2, and your entry will be collated with all the others and posted on a follow-up Kintalk blog on Monday, May 9. If you don't have a blog, perhaps you could email it to email@example.com instead, and I will post it on the Kintalk blog for you.
Reviews and blog honour roll of previous blog challenges can be seen here:
2011 Trans-Tasman Anzac Day Blog Challenge
2012 Trans-Tasman Anzac Day Blog Challenge
2013 Trans-Tasman Anzac Day Blog Challenge
2014 Trans-Tasman Anzac Day Blog Challenge
2015 Trans-Tasman Anzac Day Blog Challenge - unfortunately the review for this year appears to be missing, but you can check out the links that other bloggers left in the comments of the original challenge blog and also here.
To help you get started on some research:
For diaries, letters, postcards and albums
For other sites, look at:
- the Auckland War Memorial Museum;
- the Australian War Memorial site
- Archives New Zealand Archway - Discover World War One
- Discovering Anzacs - the joint initiative between the National Archives of Australia and Archives New Zealand
- the National Archives of Australia or look further by
- using the resources listed on Cora Num’s website.
- National Archives of Australia Facebook page about their Shellshocked Exhibition and some of the personal stories that they have collected might also be of interest.
The centenary of the First World War - 2014-2018