Anzac Day Buffet

25 April 2015
Macquarie Room, Macquarie Street Building, State Library of NSW

Drop in for a cup of tea and view items from the Library's extensive First World War collections including accounts of the landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915.

Library curators will be available for informal chats and will demonstrate the Library's new transcription tool.

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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