Discovering Anzacs – National Archive of Australia’s new website

Discovering Anzacs – National Archive of Australia’s new website

The National Archives of Australia, in partnership with Archives New Zealand, recently launched its new innovative website, Discovering Anzacs to commemorate the Anzac Centenary. Australian records related to family history search in this website include:

· Boer War service records

· World War I service records

· Australian Army Nursing Service records

· munitions workers original records

· internee and domestic security records

· Chief Censor’s records

· selected photographs of significant people

· selected copyright records

· correspondence to and from the Governor-General’s office

· and others…

There are more than 600,000 people listed on this website. To search for a person, start with their family name or service number. A broad search such as a family name will yield the largest number of results. However having additional information about the person, such as place of birth or next of kin, may also help to differentiate among soldiers with the same name. Using the search function, you also can explore a growing selection of government records about soldiers, munitions workers, nurses, conscription, internment, wartime copyright and patents, defence correspondence and more.

In addition to this website, the National Archives of Australia also made available more than 12 million Anzac military records online freely via