Program of Speakers – First World War Family History Discovery Day

100 Years of ANZACProgram of Speakers – First World War Family History Discovery Day - 26 April 2015

10.00 – Introduction/Welcome, ‘What do State Archives reveal about the start of World War 1 in WA?’ – Gerard Foley, State Records Office of WA

10.40 – ‘Fremantle and the Great War’ - Andrew Pittaway, City of Fremantle

11.20 – ‘Researching the disastrous Battle of Fromelles’ – Sandra Playle, Co-author of ‘Fromelles the Final Chapter’

12.00 – ‘Finding WA’s Gallipoli Dead’ – Shannon Lovelady, Gallipoli Dead from Western Australia project

12.40 – ‘Digital resources at the State Library of Western Australia’ – Leonie Hayes and Tricia Fairweather, State Library of WA

1.20 – ‘11th Battalion Cheops Project’ – Liana Fitzpatrick, WA Genealogical Society

2.00 – ‘A Landscape of Loss in Subiaco’ - Claire Greer, University of Western Australia

2.40 – ‘The Sikh Contribution to WWI – Australia and India’ – Harjit Singh and Tarunpreet Singh, Australian Sikh Heritage

3.20 – ‘The WW1 Soldier Settlement Scheme in WA’ – Lorraine Clarke and Cherie Strickland, Swan Genealogy

4pm – Discovery Day finishes