First World War Family History Discovery Day

Free Event: 100 Years of ANZAC - First World War Family History Discovery Day 100 Years of ANZAC

First World War family history was the focus of a special discovery day at the State Theatre Centre of WA in the Perth Cultural Centre on Sunday 26 April 2015 from 10am-4pm.

Hosted by the State Records Office and the Perth Theatre Trust as part of the City of Perth’s ‘100 Years of ANZAC: A Community Event’, there were talks, displays, representatives from family history groups, archives, libraries, historical societies and heritage who were on hand to help members of the public to learn more about your military ancestors. Conservators were also available to give free advice about the preservation of family and military history items, such as photographs, documents and small objects.

Participating organisations included:

  • Western Australian Genealogical Society
  • Military Historical Society (WA Branch)
  • National Archives of Australia
  • State Library of Western Australia
  • Australian Sikh Heritage
  • Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials
  • State Records Office of Western Australia

Researchers and presenters of Anzac, Gallipoli and First World War and related family history, such as Shannon Lovelady, Sandra Playle, Andrew Pittaway (City of Fremantle), Claire Greer (University of Western Australia) and Lorraine Clarke and Cherie Strickland (Swan Geneaolgy) will be spoke at this event, along with representatives of several participating organisations. See the Program of Speakers for details.

There were also be performances by students from Comet Bay College in the Heath Ledger Theatre at 11am, 11.45am and 12.30pm with their Anzac-inspired production.

This Anzac Centenary event was presented by: City of Perth with Lotterywest, RSLWA and MRA