Online Sources

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There are several online collections or websites that are rich in materials for researchers, including the following:

Australian Light Horse Studies Centre []
This website is a Forum-based platform and covers a range of topics relating to the Australian Light Horse, including a section on Aboriginal Members of the Light Horse, AIF.

Mapping Our ANZACs []
This website has an interactive map format to find a service person either by place of birth or place of enlistment; it then links to Service Records located in the national Archives of Australia. Other webpages allow for input from registered members, including scrapbooks as well as the capacity to add notes on service persons.

Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) []
AIATSIS has an online exhibition 'Indigenous Australians at War' which has a comprehensive overview of the background context for Indigenous participation in the war as well as excellent resources and further reading. A newly-created section complements their research activity into Indigenous service persons: Our Mob Served. AIATSIS also has a Family History Unit which has developed a guide to researching Indigenous people in Military Records.

Indigenous Histories []
Indigenous historian Philippa Scarlett has developed a website/blog which expands on her research work into Indigenous participation in WW1.

Department of Veteran Affairs []
The Australian Government Department of Veteran Affairs has webpages devoted to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Veterans which provides weblinks and other resources.

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