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Memorials and rolls

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Anzac memorials and Rolls of Honour


Memorials Australian War Memorials (

Australian Bronze Commemorative Plaques - Gallipoli Series (

War memorials (
From the Memories & Memorabilia online publication.
See also War memorials (

War memorials (
Registers of war memorials in Australia are maintained by individual states.

Virtual War Memorial Australia (
Large database memorials in and beyond Australia, as well as of soldiers.
Click on "People" then enter a soldier's name.

War graves (
Members of the Australian armed services who have died in conflict are buried in 83 countries around the world.

War Memorials
(From, archived by the NLA's Pandora Archive on 6 Mar 2010. See also our "Where is Digger History?" page.)
Notice the list of links to memorials to Anzac soldiers around the world at the right of the page.

War Cemeteries
(From, archived by the NLA's Pandora Archive on 6 Mar 2010. See also our "Where is Digger History?" page.)
 At the right of the page notice the list of links to cemeteries of Anzac soldiers around the world.

List of war cemeteries and memorials on the Gallipoli Peninsula (

From the free Wikipedia Encyclopedia, which is written by volunteers.

NSW RSL: Memorials (

Indigenous Australians at War: Memorials (
Locations around Australia of memorials to Aboriginal soldiers

Register of War Memorials in New South Wales (

Memorials and rolls of honour - Tasmania (

Remembering and honouring: memorials and heritage (Parliament of Australia: Parliamentary Library)
(If the web page is unavailable, you can find the information in the archived pdf file: Anzac Day Kit [pdf, 3.9MB].)
(Note that many links are not accessible as this material was produced for users of the Parliamentary Library.)

War Memorials in Australia (Original site:
Site and archived versions currently not available (12 Nov. 2011). [When available, see Descriptions for state-by-state lists, see also the Links and resources.]

● See also Aboriginal war memorials
Apps Remembering Them App Educational Activities (
Click on the link to the PDF file (or the DOC link for a Word version). Suggested activities using the geocoded list of memorials, war graves and museums accessible through an app for Android and Apple iOS devices. It is available free from iTunes and possibly Google Play
BUT NOTE: Not currently available, 8 Nov 2019
New Zealand memorials 100 NZ World War One memorials 1914-2014 (
A blog site that aims to document 100 New Zealand World War 1 memorials.
- Scroll down for a useful list of other memorial-related websites (at the right of the page).

War Memorials of New Zealand (From, archived by the NLA's Pandora Archive on 6 Mar 2010. See also our "Where is Digger History?" page.)

Commemorations and memorializing (
General information about war memorials in New Zealand.

Video tributes Jack and TomJack and Tom ( New
An excellent re-enactment tribute using student performers. This video enables people to appreciate that actual people are behind the lists of names of soldiers on World War 1 war memorials.
Tributes generally Tributes (From, archived by the NLA's Pandora Archive on 6 Mar 2010. See also our "Where is Digger History?" page.)
See the Digger History tribute page for a wide range of material. Note the list of links at the right of the page.
Rolls of Honour and databases

Australian War Memorial - Researching a person (
Basically, start by typing the person's name in the search box at the top right of most pages.

Search for a Person: roll search (
Searches nine collections of records.

Roll of honour (
Information about the honour rolls held by the Australian War Memorial.

Honour Rolls, commemorative plaques and other memorials (
From the Memories & Memorabila online publication.

Honouring Anzacs (
Search for Anzac soldiers by name, place of birth or enlistment town.
You can print a certificate containing the soldier's name and image.
You need to sign up if you wish to add images, tributes or comments.
School registration will allow students to use an online interactive book for research and other activities, where possible relating to the particular soldier a student has selected. Portions of the book may be downloaded and printed. Registration is free, although the website encourages donations.
WWI pictorial Honour Rolls of Australians who served in the First World War (
SEARCH: At the top-right, click on "MORE..." then choose "Name Search". As well as searching for a full name such as "Fred Blacklow" try just the surname.

The Gallipoli VCs (
The Victoria Cross was awarded to nine of the Australians who landed at Gallipoli.

National Archives - World War I service records online (

First made available online on 11 April 2007.

National Archives - Mapping our Anzacs (

World War 1 service records arranged geographically. People can upload and share their personal material.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission - Search (
Search for a person ("casualty") or a cemetery. Each has an advanced search option.

Memorials and rolls of honour - Tasmania (

See also:

Memorabilia Memorabilia (
Contents of a publication on recognising and preserving war memories.
Lesson activities on war memorials

Why is our local war memorial a special place? [pdf] (
Suggested lesson and activity ideas for very young children (Prep to Year 2). If the document is unavailable at the above link, try this archived version.



See also:

Anzac Day ceremonies and marches

Remembrance Day ceremonies

Aboriginals in WW1: Rolls of honour

    ● Aboriginals in WW2: Rolls of honour

Anzac Day news

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