WW1 Hack Launch Sunday 3-5 July 2015

3 July 2015 to 5 July 2015

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In association with GovHack 2015, the State Library is partnering with other Australian collecting institutions to facilitiate a WW1 HACK - utilising a wide range of materials digitised for the WWI centenary commemorations. 

WWI Hack will bring together a community of creators to ​engage with digitised World War I collections to create new ​ways of thinking about​ the War and its legacy. The 2014 national govhack experience demonstrated the value of combining multiple data sets and bringing content from diverse institutions together. We are keen to continue that momentum, supporting interpretation of the nation's WWI digital collections. These are some of the deepest, richest and most comprehensive​ set of digitised humanities resources created in Australia. This is a fantastic opportunity to prove their value. 

Participate in the discussion around WWI Hack on Twitter using #WWIHACK.

The WWI Hack on 3-5 July will launch a six week competition.

The event is scheduled to coincide with two International gatherings of digital humanities expertise: 

For more information or to register for the event please see Eventbrite.

Ward diary, 6 October 1914 - 28 July 1915
Diary of Eric Harford Ward

More than just this dairy (which is incredibly moving), it's the stories you piece together by reading other material in our collection. While on duty, Eric Ward wrote several letters to his home town paper The Bathurst TimesYou can even get a small glimpse of his life after the war with mention of a wedding. These documents are like pieces of a puzzle that together show a picture of a man who went to war and, thankfully, returned home.

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