The Geelong Honours Them project will digitise World War One Honour Boards located across the Borough of Queenscliffe, City of Greater Geelong, Golden Plains Shire and Surf Coast Shire. World War One Honour Boards are located widely throughout our community: in clubs, meeting rooms, halls, businesses, schools, community organisations, and even in private homes. Geelong Honours Them wants to locate as many World War One Honour Boards as possible, so their unique history and legacy is preserved.
Participating World War One Honour Boards will be transported to the Geelong Heritage Centre (or a dedicated regional studio space) to be carefully photographed, before being returned to their custodians. Geelong Heritage Centre staff will facilitate the archive quality photography and transpose the information displayed on the Honour Board onto a searchable website.
There is no cost to participate and all World War One Honour Boards from the Geelong Regional Library service area are welcome to be part of this worthwhile heritage digitisation project.
Many of our region’s World War One Honour Boards are held in locations with restricted access by the general public. This means that the recorded history the Honour Boards hold is also not easily accessible. Digitisation will enable online access to each photographed World War One Honour Board via the Geelong Honours Them webpage, providing free universal access to the important local Anzac and social history information, creating an enduring legacy for generations to come.
Digitised Honour Boards will to be freely accessible to everyone from anywhere in the world via the Geelong Honours Them website.
Funding for the Geelong Honours Them project is strictly for the digitisation of World War One Honour Boards and therefore this project is unable to digitise World War Two and/or Vietnam War Honour Boards at this time.
The Geelong Honours Them project team welcomes information regarding the location of World War Two and/or Vietnam Honour Boards for future reference.
How can you help?
Geelong Regional Libraries is seeking community assistance to locate World War One Honour Boards across the region. To find out more or to nominate a Board for inclusion in the project visit: www.geelonghonoursthem.grlc.vic.gov.au
A project of Geelong Regional Libraries supported by the Victorian Government with funding from the Victoria Remembers Major Grant Program.
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