Tuesday, April 19, 2011

ANZAC Day Blogging Reminder

Don’t forget! 25 April 2011 is ANZAC day – a national day of remembrance for Australian and New Zealanders who died at war.

To commemorate this significant day for both our nations, Twigs of Yore and the Central Auckland Research Centre, Auckland Libraries are jointly hosting an ANZAC Day blogging event.

To participate:

By the end of April, all submissions will be listed in a summary posting on this blog and Auckland Libraries’ Kintalk blog.

I hope you will join us.

Actually, I’m not entirely sure I’ll be able to participate myself! I have not yet discovered any Australians (or New Zealanders) in my family tree who died in military service. I may have to have a chat with my co-conspirator Seonaid (@genebrarian) about whether I can bend the rules a little…

Regardless, I look forward to reading your posts!

4 comments:

  1. I think it's perfectly acceptable to bend the rules. I will be! Not everyone has an ancestor who went to war - I don't - but the impact of the wars was felt by everyone. What did they do for a living, how did they cope, how did they celebrate at the end. I wasn't going to join this time, as I've already written a few posts about my grandmother's cousin who died in France, but you've inspired me to write something after all,

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  2. Well I'd better get on with writing it then! I look forward to seeing your post..

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  3. Likewise, I bent the rules, just ever so slightly! My contribution http://anglersrest.blogspot.com/2011/04/trans-tasman-anzac-blog-challenge.html is about a distant relative who fought in The Great War, survived and returned home to Australia.

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  4. Likewise, I bent the rules, just ever so slightly! My contribution http://anglersrest.blogspot.com/2011/04/trans-tasman-anzac-blog-challenge.html is about a distant relative who fought in The Great War, survived and returned home to Australia.

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