Thursday, August 14, 2014

General Sir John Monash's war papers released online

 A collection of private papers from The Australian Corps Commander General Sir John Monash was launched on 25 June by Prime Minister the Hon. Tony Abbott.  Monash was one of Australia’s greatest leaders of the First World War and is considered one of Australia's outstanding commanders.
The papers, official letters, maps, and personal correspondence that make up this collection, document Monash’s experience of the First World War and cover a range of material, from campaign maps to concert programs.
The release of Monash’s papers in an online format allows not only Australians but also people from across the world to delve into the life of this significant historical figure. The digitisation of Monash’s wartime papers is part of the Memorial’s Anzac connections project, a centenary initiative that makes First World War private records available online to the Australian public.