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100 Years of Red Cross in Armidale. UNE seeks information for an exhibition

100 Years of Red Cross in Armidale. UNE seeks information for an exhibition

August 2014 marks the centenary of the Red Cross in Armidale. This organisation was formed in the shadows of World War I and its members contributed to many of the activities designed to support the wounded and sick troops and the innocent victims of the war. The UNE Heritage Centre has been collecting material and...
Seeking Lost Digger Descendants

Seeking Lost Digger Descendants

A group of French teens and adults from the Maison des Australiens — Vignacourt Association will be touring Australia in July and August 2014 for a self-funded World War I documentary and multi-media project called ʻ(Hi)Story Tellersʼ. For this documentary, we are looking to interview descendants of the World War I diggers who were photographed...

Searching for James Stanley Freeman

I am looking for information on Private James Stanley Freeman, service number 2029 of the 5th Pioneer Battalion. James was from Wauchope, New South Wales, and joined the AIF aged 21 on 26 October 1915 at Holdsworthy. After returning from the war he lost his life in 1931 in a mining accident at Valla Gold...
Seeking Cecil Healy's family

Seeking Cecil Healy’s family

CECIL HEALY, OLYMPIAN AND AIF OFFICER Cecil Patrick Healy (1881-1918) was born in Sydney and completed his secondary schooling with the Jesuits at St Aloysius College, Milsons Point. He was a prominent surf lifesaver and a founding member of the Manly Surf Life Saving Club, as well as receiving a number of awards from the...

Seeking Morton Mowbray’s family

Morton Mowbray, born in Leicester, England c.1820, son of Richard and Ann, married Louisa Collin in England. Their daughter Laura lived in America and had a number of children to two husbands. In 1869 Mowbray was living in Goulburn, New South Wales and was engaged by Bishop Lanigan to design and install 10 stained glass...

Sutherland Shire’s WWI project

Did you have a relative in WWI with a connection to Sutherland Shire in New South Wales? More than 400 names are inscribed on WWI memorials and honour boards there. For almost a century these names have remained a silent reminder of the sufferings and sacrifices of the Great War. Each name is now being...

Seeking Mary Jane Greenfield, née Annett

Little is known about the short life of my 2 x great grandmother, Mary Jane Greenfield, née Annett (c.1835–1869). She sailed with her family from Plymouth to Portland, Victoria in 1852, and married gold miner Johannes Barends Groeneveld in 1855. They later travelled separately to Otago, New Zealand, where Mary died in 1869, survived by...

Seeking a photo of Jack Hunter

I am desperately seeking a photograph of Jack Hunter, born as John in Byron Bay, New South Wales. I believe his elder sister, Maybeline Hunter, could be the key to any photographs that may still exist. Jack died young in the war so he would have only been young in the photographs. Maybeline married John...