The Victorian War Heritage Inventory was developed in partnership with Heritage Victoria. It is a searchable online database containing information and images of places relating to Victoria’s war history including war memorials, avenues of honour, places of commemoration and former defence sites. Users can search for places according to keyword, postcode, region, type of heritage, or conflict commemorated.
War-related heritage in Victoria: a report War-related heritage in Victoria was commissioned by DCPD and gives an overview of the extent and nature of war-related heritage in the state such as memorials, commemorative buildings, honour rolls and memorabilia. The report estimates the number of war memorials and other sites, and explores the preservation of moveable heritage through a series of case studies involving collections in RSLs, local historical societies and community museums.
World War One unit histories
In partnership with the State Library of Victoria the Veterans Unit has digitised many of Victoria’s World War One unit (battalion) histories. A number of these books were originally published in the 1920s and are now rare. This important online library can be read from any computer with access to the web.
The Virtual Museum also hosts the ‘In our words’ digital stories recorded with Victorian veterans over the past two years. They include personal accounts of war and repatriation by World War Two, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans which make compelling viewing. This project is still underway in partnership with the Shrine of Remembrance and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI).