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BOOK - That Elusive Digger: Tracing Your Australian Military Ancestors   
By N. Smith
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2013
This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc., Milton, 2015


Softcover...16.00 (C$)

In recent years there has been a marked increase in the amount of official and individual attention given to Australia's rich military past. There are many reasons for this: the electronic media; more easily accessible records, an endless procession of military personalities or milestones under examination and the patriotic commemoration of more and more major conflicts and battles. A thirst for a greater knowledge of Australia's military history and especially those involved is nowhere more marked than among the nation's genealogists.

Previously there was no concise but comprehensive guide to help the family historian embark on the search for Australian military ancestors, much less one which also gives simple overviews of Australia's military history. This small book sets out to remedy these failings.

Herein are provided handy summaries of Australia's military history both in peace and war; a glimpse of where to looks and what to look for, all leavened with brief forays into how to understand and so get the most from military records. For those seeking to search out their Australian military ancestors, there is no better place to start.

Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Getting started
    • Time line
    • Outline structure for an Australian army 1915
  • Australia's British garrison
    • Historical overview
    • British regiments in Australia
    • Research resources
  • Local Volunteer Forces
    • Historical overview
    • Research resources
  • Militia and part time soldiering
    • Historical overview
    • Research resources
  • The Sudan
    • Historical overview
    • Research resources
  • The Boxer Rebellion
    • Historical overview
    • Research resources
  • Boer War
    • Historical overview
    • Research resources
  • World War One
    • Historical overview
    • Research resources
  • World War Two
    • Historical overview
    • Research resources
  • Japan and Korea 1945-1956
    • Historical overview
    • Research resources
  • Malayan Emergency
    • Historical overview
    • Research resources
  • Indonesian Confrontation
    • Historical overview
    • Research resources
  • South Vietnam
    • Historical overview
    • Research resources
  • United Nations operations
    • Historical overview
    • Research resources
  • Glossary of terms
  • Index
Paperback: 56 pages
Product Dimensions: 5 x 8"
Softcover - staple-bound on spine
Illustrations
Published by Unlock the Past, Australia, 2013
This edition printed and bound in Canada by GlobalGenealogy.com Inc., Milton, 2015
ISBN 9781921956195




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