Apr 5, 2014

The Empire Called and I Answered

We've mentioned this website before, but it is so good and so relevant, particularly as we approach the centenary of World War One, that I'm going to feature it again.

The Empire Called and I Answered (http://empirecall.pbworks.com/) provides historical information and photographs of over 4500 volunteers who contributed to Australia's First World War effort who came from Essendon, Flemington, Kensington, Newmarket or Ascot Vale. If you are trying to find out about the Great War contribution of a local from this area, this database should be your first stop.

There is also an associated blog http://empirecall.blogspot.com.au/ which features fascinating stories and images drawn from the database.

Congratulations and thanks to Lenore Frost for creating both the database and the blog - fascnating resources for our local community to explore.

Julia

2 comments:

Jenny said...

Thanks for this reference Julia. Lenore's site certainly is wonderful. I don't think she gets nearly enough credit for it.

Moonee Valley Library Services said...

Agreed, Jenny.