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Indigenous Australian soldiers
Through the Digital Excellence program funded by the NSW Government, the State Library is fast-tracking the large-scale digitisation of its extensive WWI content, including some 1140 volumes of diaries and letters, photographs, maps, newspapers and posters. Upon completion the project will produce approximately 100,000 digitised pages, making them easily accessible and freely available to the public.
In an effort to assist clients in finding quality information, the State Library has also developed a Research Guide, World War I and Australia.
Within this research guide there are many sub-sections, including one entitled Indigenous Australian soldiers.
This research guide contains a brief insight into the lives of Indigenous servicemen of World War I. It provides access to many portraits that have been digitised as part of the Digital Excellence program and links to further readings.