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Department of Veterans' Affairs
DVA exists to serve members of Australia's veteran and defence force communities, war widows and widowers, widows and dependants, through programs of care, compensation, commemoration and defence support services.

Australian War Memorial
The Memorial's purpose is to commemorate the sacrifice of those Australians who have died in war. Its mission is to assist Australians to remember, interpret and understand the Australian experience of war and its enduring impact on Australian society.

National Archives of Australia
The National Archives promotes good government recordkeeping and encourages community awareness and use of valuable Commonwealth records in its care. Defence service records can be found by searching RecordSearch or NameSearch.

Search for people, places and events in the collections of libraries, museums, galleries, archives, universities and other cultural agencies, in Australia and abroad - all at the same time. Includes books, images, historic newspapers, maps, music, archives and more.

National and State Libraries Australasia: Commemorating WWI and the ANZAC Centenary 1914-1918
Between 2014 and 2018 libraries in Australia and New Zealand will commemorate the breadth and extent of this terrible conflict and reflect upon the service and sacrifice of all who served. Libraries began documenting the war right from its beginning: in newspapers, books, letters, diaries, photographs, poems, maps, ephemera, posters and oral histories. The story of the war - so much larger than a recount of military activity - simply cannot be told without reference to these collections. Over the next four years libraries will be digitising, compiling and curating these collections into easily accessible online resources which you can find on your State or Territory and National library's website.

Office of Australian War Graves
The Office of Australian War Graves is responsible for the maintenance of war cemeteries, the graves of individual war dead in civil cemeteries and memorials to the missing in Australia and nearby regions.

South Australian & Northern Territory War Memorials
This 'Tributes of honour' site is a database containing details of war memorials in South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Returned and Services League of Australia
Website of the National RSL. The website presents a wide range of information that will be of interest and value to veterans and those who are seeking general information on the RSL and Australia's military heritage.

Returned and Services League South Australia State Branch
Website of the RSL South Australia State Branch.

Imperial War Museums (UK)
The Imperial War Museums collection covers all conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day. It seeks to provide for, and to encourage, the study and understanding of the history of modern war and 'war-time experience'.

National War Memorial (New Zealand)
The National War Memorial in Wellington commemorates all New Zealanders who gave their lives in the South African War, two World Wars, the conflicts in Korea, Malaysia and Vietnam and on world-wide peace-keeping operations. It also honours the servicemen and women who served in those wars.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Commonwealth War Graves Commission commemorates the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars in some 153 countries across the world. It administers a Register which records details of Commonwealth war dead so that graves or names on memorials can be located.



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