WWI Resource Kit
The Bendigo Regional Archives Centre has developed a WWI Resource Kit for researchers.
With all the current interest in World War I, BRAC staff have researched and compiled entries from Bendigo Council Minute books and items of Bendigo City Council 20th Century Correspondence reflecting civic responses to the declaration of war, Gallipoli, and the end of the war.
The Kit includes a slide presentation as well as single digital images (in jpeg form) of 33 WWI related items of correspondence and pages from Council Minutes. There is also an accompanying document with overview notes of each of the 33 digital records, with typed transcripts.
If you are interested in the responses to the war from the Bendigo, Eaglehawk, Huntly, Marong, Strathfieldsaye, McIvor and Raywood Councils in their Minutes, then this kit is for you.
Topics unearthed in correspondence to Bendigo Council include:
- School Children's contributions to Patriotic and War Savings funds' collections
- The formation and activities of local voluntary fundraising groups
- Enlistment figures
- Plans for closer land settlement for returned soldiers, in the Bendigo and district area
- The plans to construct the Soldiers' War Memorial in Pall Mall
BRAC WWI Slide Presentation
BRAC WWI Overview & Transcripts
WWI Resource Kit Overview Notes.pdf (382KB)
Overview notes of BRAC WWI resources including related Councils Minutes, as well as the full typed transcripts of all 18 WWI related items of correspondence.
There are 33 digital images of original documents/records (click on a thumbnail to open a higher resolution jpeg)
These are pages from local council meeting minutes. There are responses to the war from the Bendigo, Eaglehawk, Huntly, Marong, Strathfieldsaye, McIvor and Raywood Councils in their Minutes. See WWI Resource Kit Overview Notes.pdf for more details on each entry.
Correspondence to Bendigo City Council
These are letters, memos and reports relating to WWI from the Bendigo Council 20th Century Correspondence Series. See WWI Resource Kit Overview Notes.pdf for more details on each item and a full typed transcript you can read.
Box X: Patriotic Funds
Box A: Recruiting, Repatriation & RSA