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South Australians At War website

The South Australians at War website refresh project is well underway. The site has a new look and more fascinating South Australian stories have been added.

The emphasis of the project is on World War One material.

You can now view high quality images of 137 items from our collections which explore the experiences of servicemen and women, Indigenous South Australians and women and children on the home front during World War One. There is also a focus on the issue of conscription and commemoration and creative responses to the conflict.

B 72733 Sylvester Sydney Day ca 1914
B 72733 Sylvester Sydney Day, ca. 1914

Included are 20 complete volumes of letters, diaries and published items delivered in PDF format; most handwritten items are accompanied by a typescript transcript. This is an addition of more than 3000 pages scanned from the originals and makes the website an outstanding resource for the discovery of primary sources to use for your research.

We are also commemorating the contribution of the State Library of South Australia (then the Public Library, part of the Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery) to the First World War, featuring biographies of the eight staff members who served overseas. Highlighted is the story of Sylvester Sydney Day, the first staff member to enlist, who was killed in action at Gallipoli on 2 May 1915.

The State Library of South Australia is committed to providing the opportunity for you to be creative and reuse and redistribute our data in your own ways. Look for our World War One related datasets, and others, on (the South Australian Government Data Directory).

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