First World War Family History Discovery Day

100 Years of ANZACFree Event: 100 Years of ANZAC - First World War Family History Discovery Day

First World War family history will be the focus of a special discovery day at the State Theatre Centre of WA in the Perth Cultural Centre on Sunday 26 April 2015 from 10am-4pm.

Presented by the State Records Office and the Perth Theatre Trust as part of the City of Perth’s ‘100 Years of ANZAC: A Community Event’, there will be talks, displays, representatives from family history groups, archives, libraries, historical societies and heritage who will be on hand to help you learn more about your military ancestors. Conservators will also available to give free advice about the preservation of family and military history items, such as photographs, documents and small objects.

Participating organisations include:

  • Western Australian Genealogical Society
  • Military Historical Society
  • National Archives of Australia
  • State Library of Western Australia
  • Australian Sikh Heritage
  • Australian Institute for the Conservation of Cultural Materials
  • State Records Office of Western Australia

Researchers and presenters of Anzac, Gallipoli and First World War and related family history, such as Shannon Lovelady, Sandra Playle, Andrew Pittaway (City of Fremantle), Claire Greer (University of Western Australia) and Lorraine Clarke and Cherie Strickland (Swan Genealogy) will be speaking at this event, along with representatives of several participating organisations. See the Program of Speakers for details.

There will also be performances by students from Comet Bay College in the Heath Ledger Theatre at 11am, 11.45am and 12.30pm with their Anzac-inspired production.

Presented by: City of Perth with Lotterywest, RSLWA and MRA