ANZAC Day Blog Challenge

Anzacs (Australians and New Zealanders) have a very proud military history, one that seems to be embraced more with each generation. Following on from the success of the Australia Day Blog Challenge proposed by Shelley from Twigs of Yore, Seonaid from the Auckland Research Centre at Auckland Libraries proposed the Waitangi Day Challenge. This went extremely well and now Seonaid has has issued the “Anzac Day Blog Challenge” to all with Australian or New Zealand military heritage.

This time, it is a joint challenge with our Digger mates from across the Ditch. Australians and New Zealanders know ANZAC Day – 25 April – as a national day of remembrance for Australian and New Zealanders who died at war.

So the question is do you have an Australian or New Zealander in your family tree who was killed in military operations? If so, we’d like to hear about not only their sacrifice, but the way their loss shaped their family history.

To participate:

  • Write a blog post about an Australian or New Zealander serviceman or woman’s family, and the impact war had on their family history.
  • Publish your post by 25 April 2011
  • Post a comment with the URL on the Auckland Research Centre’s Facebook page under discussions or on the relevant post on the Twigs of Yore blog.
  • For those intending to blog, you can also register your attendance of the event of the event page that Auckland Research Centre has made for this

After Anzac Day, all submissions will be listed in a summary posting on Auckland Libraries’ Kintalk blog, and also Twigs of Yore blog.

Some come on Australian and New Zealand bloggers, let the history of your family member be heard.

It started with Shelley from Twigs of Yore issuing a blog challenge for Australian researchers in celebration of Australia Day. 

Here at the Central Auckland Research Centre, Auckland Libraries, we loved the idea and thought that we could be just as successful with a blog challenge for Waitangi Day. We had loads of international response, with people blogging about their New Zealand early settler ancestor from as far away as UK and the US and as close as NZ and Australia!

This time, it is a joint challenge with our Digger mates from across the Ditch.

Australians and New Zealanders know ANZAC Day – 25 April – as a national day of remembrance for Australian and New Zealanders who died at war.

Do you have an Australian or New Zealander in your family tree who was killed in military operations? We’d like to hear about not only their sacrifice, but the way their loss shaped their family history.

To participate:
*Write a blog post about an Australian or New Zealander serviceman or woman’s family, and the impact war had on their family history.
*Publish your post by 25 April 2011
*Post a comment with the URL on the Auckland Research Centre’s Facebook page under discussions or on the relevant post on the Twigs of Yore blog.

After Anzac Day, all submissions will be listed in a summary posting on Auckland Libraries’ Kintalk blog. and also Twigs of Yore blog.

 

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “ANZAC Day Blog Challenge

  1. Hi Alona, thanks for the mention! I hope we’ll get a great crop of blogs to read like we did on Australia Day.

  2. I think this is a wonderful memorial for the heroes of war. I’m pretty sure their families would be there as well to commemorate their heroism. May their good souls rest in peace.

  3. Good job. All of them are useful.!

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