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API & data sets

The recent digitisation of our World War I collections has made an enormous amount of data available for research, reuse and reinterpretation. The State Library encourages all users to get creative with our collections through the use of our open source data.

We have four World War I datasets available for use and reuse. Many other archives, libraries and memorials across Australia and New Zealand have also released datasets from their collections. We are very interested in projects that link and create meaningful insights into this data. Are you working on a project of this nature? Please let us know.

For more information on how to access the Library's collections via open source data, please see our research page

If you have any questions or enquiries please contact us.

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Street signs, the corner of Frederick St and Dodson Av
Trove solves a family mystery

All the WW1 records for my great grand uncle showed he lived in Hanover St, Lidcombe. However, this street no longer exists. Searching in Trove I discovered the street had been renamed to honour another soldier, Private Frederick Doodson who was killed on Anzac Day landing at the Dardanelles. The digitised newspapers helped me to unravel a mystery in the family history. Trove supplied the missing piece to the puzzle and also the reason why the street name was changed, and the wonderful recognition for the local soldier who died.

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