War Memorial’s ANZAC Connections Project is a great asset

The Australian War Memorial’s ANZAC Connections project is an incredibly valuable resource for anybody with an interest in Australia’s involvement in the First World War.   The project has now seen more than 150 items from its collection of private records – such as letters and diaries – digitized and published on the Memorial’s website. Many more will be digitized and published in the coming years.


Martin O’Meara “may have mental illness to thank for bravery, WA historian says”

I read, with much interest, Philippa Martyr’s account of Martin O’Meara VC on the ABC’s website over the weekend. Despite being a brave man who saved many lives on the Western Front during the First World War, the state of O’Meara’s mental health has been the subject of discussion since he returned from the war in 1918. I’ve managed to dig up a fair bit of information on O’Meara during the course of researching my upcoming (hopefully…) biography. Stay tuned….