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Paper to pixels, partnership digitises 95,000 First World War Records

National Archives of Australia and have collaborated to digitise 95,000 First World War Records, preserving them for the future.

The project digitised series MT1486/1, which consists of records for individuals who applied to enlist in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF), and were either rejected, discharged while still in training, or went on to serve within Australia only.

Rebecca Britt, National Archives Director of Digitisation Services said the partnership allowed for a sharing of knowledge and resources to ensure records were dititised to a word-class standard.

National Archives Senior Curator Anne-Marie Conde explained the importance of these records being available digitally.

‘These records help to throw light on a significant cohort of people who attempted to enlist but were rejected. This part of the First World War story has so often been overlooked,’ she said.

‘The most common reason for rejection was on medical grounds, but there were all kinds of reasons a person could be rejected, and together they offer compelling insights into the beliefs and world-views of the day.’

Series MT1486/1 is a high-use series and it now joins more than 376,000 First Australian Imperial Force service records which have already been fully digitised.

All records are accessible to the public via RecordSearch and through the family history platform.

View the series on RecordSearch.

Did you know Tony Thorpe aka Antony James Thorpe (1959-2017)?

The NT Genealogical Society has a number of photographs and certificates which belonged to him. We would like to pass them on to the family. Some of the names mentioned are William Gladstone Moore, Ida Mary Thorpe, Frank Joseph Thorpe, Florence Pearl Fuller, Lydia Lavina Fuller (nee McGufficke), Glen Norman Fuller, Marlene Carol Thorpe, and Bernard Francis Wilson.

Please contact the Secretary on 0412 018015, or the NT Genealogical Society on (08) 89817363 during library hours Mon – Tues 9.30 – 5.15 Sat 1 pm – 5.30 or email [email protected]


We are delighted to announce our Library has found a new home. We are being supported by the Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities.

Our library is within the Carpentaria Disability Services, there is no mail delivery to this address, please continue to use our Post Office Box 37212 Winnellie, NT. 0821. Our telephone number will remain the same, that is during Library hours (08) 89817363. After hours please phone the Secretary on 0412 018015.

Our actual location is Unit 1, Harry Giese Building, 1 Willeroo Street (off Henbury Ave), Tiwi. NT

Our Library will be open from 9.30 am on Monday 05 September 2022 and will continue to be opened during our previously advertised days.

Monday and Tuesday 9.30 am to 5.15 pm
Saturday 1 pm to 5.30 pm

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