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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.

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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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