Discovering Anzacs

Explore a diverse selection of government records about Australians and New Zealanders in World War I and the Boer War. Enhance a profile dedicated to the wartime journey of someone who served. Uncover the personal stories of service men and women through original archival records.

A growing number of Australian profiles on Discovering Anzacs have a repatriation record attached which shows what happened to that person after the war.

Warning – Discovering Anzacs includes names and images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders now deceased.

Please Note: The map functionality is currently unavailable on Discovering Anzacs. We are working to resolve this issue as quickly as possible.

View videos to unlock World War I service records

Uncover what can be found in a service record and explore the stories of Indigenous Anzacs, Chinese Anzacs, and Nurses.

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Adopt-a-Digger

'Adopt-a'digger' and enhance the profile dedicated to the wartime journey of someone who served. Uncover the personal stories of service men and women through original archival records.

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Explore topics and events on the timeline

Find unique records from the National Archives of Australia's collection on the interactive timeline. Filter the timeline by topics and events to learn about Australia's World War I history.

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Support your students with the Teachers Resource

Find lesson plans, worksheets for recording information and Anzac stories. Lesson plans and worksheets have been designed to support schools and community groups to better use Discovering Anzacs.

 

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Make your own exhibition

Create your own World War I exhibition with our ten tips and topics for display.

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