Centenary of ANZAC 2014-2018



100 years of ANZAC (Australian Government)
News and information about the 100 years of ANZAC commemorations.

ANZAC Portal (Department of Veterans’ Affairs)
Designed to provide an educative focus for the Anzac Centenary.

Australian War Memorial Education (Australian War Memorial)
Access a range of classroom resources as well as background information about Australia’s war history.

AWM Digitised Records
Discover official records, private records and published collections that tell the story of the Australian experience of war.

British Army WWI Trench maps

British Library dedicated World War I website
Over 50 articles about World War One, written by leading experts

Centenary of World War I Commemorative Program
A collection of diaries and letters written by Australian men and women who served in the First World War.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Search casualty name or cemetery name. The cemetery name will be listed in Canterbury’s Boys.

Discovering ANZACS site
Explore a growing selection of government records about Australians and New Zealanders in World War I and the Boer War.

Find a Grave website
Find a Grave’s mission is to find, record and present final disposition information from around the world as a virtual cemetery experience.

First World War centenary in New Zealand

Gallipoli and the Anzacs (Department of Veterans’ Affairs)
Access a wealth of information about the ANZACs at Gallipoli and Australia at war.

Imperial War Museum Digital Centenary Project of World War I
IWM is unique in its coverage of conflicts, especially those involving Britain and the Commonwealth, from the First World War to the present day.

National Archives of Australia
Use the Record Search and Name Search tab and enter family name and select World War One from the drop-down menu.

NSW ANZAC Centenary (State Archives & Records)
Browse stories and records relating to the war, military service, and life on the home-front in NSW during World War I.

Register of War Memorials in NSW
An information and locator service for War Memorials in New South Wales.

The Sands Directories (1858-1932)
We hold hard copies of the Canterbury area at LH 919.441 SAN (every two years).

State Library of NSW (SLNSW)
The SLNSW holds a rich collection of resources on the Great War including diaries, letters, maps, photographs, artworks, posters and newspapers.

State Library of Victoria
Find information about how to trace a World War I soldier.

Stories, films and historical material about the First World War

Search digitised newspapers that contain casualty lists and Australians killed in action lists.

The University of Sydney and the Great War
An extensive, searchable database of biographies and archival information about members of the University community involved in the First World War.

The War Graves Photographic Project
The aim of the Project is to record and make available photographs of as many war graves and memorials as possible. Use the search facility to see if a photograph is held and available.

WWI Trench Maps and Air Photos – Evolution of mapping on the Western Front

Photograph collections

Pictorial Canterbury
The library local history photograph collection is a unique visual record of our City from the mid-1800s to the present day.

The Anzac Spirit
Enjoy a selection of images from Rev Bennett’s collection of hand-coloured and black-and-white glass slides.

Living the War
An online gallery presenting a sample of the WWI stories held by the State Library Victoria.

Museums Victoria Collections
Photographers on the home front recorded important events such as farewells, family parties and celebrations to welcome soldiers home.

The library has a Pinterest page, including a WWI board. This is a board where we have been pinning anything related to WWI and the Canterbury area, to make resources accessible in one place.

South Australians of World War 1
A showcase of some of the many First World War portraits from the State Library of South Australia and State Records of South Australia archival collections.

World War 1 in photos
A quality collection of photos relating to World War 1.


Canterbury’s Boys book

This book should be the first option when researching local WWI servicemen. It contains the names of over 1900 men and 5 women associated with the Canterbury District who enlisted in WWI. It is the result of 12 years research and biographies and photographs, Roll of Honour and what Canterbury was like at the time.

Sands Directories
Robert Noble records
Electoral Rolls
Electoral Roll – Division of Lang – 1915
Electoral Roll – Division of Lang – 1916
Electoral Roll – Division of Lang – 1917
Electoral Roll – Division of Parkes – 1915
Electoral Roll – Division of Parkes – 1916
Electoral Roll – Division of Parkes – 1917
Council Minutes