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28th Battalion AIF – Unit History

3rd Battalion AIF – Randwick to Hargicourt

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3rd Battalion AIF – Randwick to Hargicourt

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5LH AIF – The History of the Fifth Light Horse

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A Prisoner in Turkey

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Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story

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Antwerp to Gallipoli – A Year of the War – on Many Fronts

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Anzac Memorial – RSL Imperial league of Australia – Published 1919

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Anzac Memorial – RSL Imperial league of Australia – Published 1919

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Ashmead Bartlett’s Despatches from Gallipoli An Epic of Heroism

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At Suvla Bay – Being the Notes and Sketches of Scenes, Characters and Adventures of the Dardanelles Campaign – fully Illustrated

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Australasia Triumphant! by A. St John Adcock – Published 1916.

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Australia in the Great War – The Story told in Pictures

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Australia’s Fighting Sons of The Empire – Western Australian edition – PORTRAITS & BIOGRAPHIES OF AUSTRALIANS IN THE GREAT WAR

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Australia’s Fighting Sons of The Empire – Western Australian edition – PORTRAITS & BIOGRAPHIES OF AUSTRALIANS IN THE GREAT WAR

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Australian Campaigns in the Great War being a concise history of the Australian Naval and Military forces 1914 to 1918

Australian Campaigns in the Great War
Australian Campaigns in the Great War being a concise history of the Australian Naval and Military Forces 1914 to 1918 by Lt the Hon. Staniforth Smith - with a preface by Ernest Scott. (160MB download). Includes 5 maps of Gallipoli, Western Front and Palestine campaigns and 16 illustrations. 206pp.
Price: $5.00

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Biography of author

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Miles Staniforth Cater Smith (1869-1934), politician and administrator, was born on 25 February 1869 at Kingston, Victoria, son of William John Smith, farmer, and his wife Margaret Gomersall, née Charlesworth, both English born. For much of his life he was known publicly as Staniforth Smith. Educated at St Arnaud Grammar School, he was employed in the Melbourne office of Goldsbrough Mort & Co. Ltd and went to Kalgoorlie, Western Australia, in 1896 to open an office for Reuter’s Telegram Co. Elected as a municipal councillor in 1898, he was mayor of Kalgoorlie in 1900-01. Large, handsome, sociable and confident, he was active in the Federation movement. He nominated for the first Federal Senate election in 1901 and was elected at the top of the State poll. In the Senate he sat in opposition to the Barton and Deakin governments in a bloc with his fellow Western Australians, a strong free trader and ardent advocate of the prohibition of ‘coloured’ immigrants. He supported J. C. Watson’s Labor government in 1904.

Seeking a special niche Staniforth Smith took up the study of tropical agriculture and, after visiting New Guinea, the Federated Malay States and Java, made such a good impression in debates on the Papua Act (1906) that he was favoured by Atlee Hunt, (Sir) Joseph Cook and Watson for the position of lieutenant-governor of Papua (formerly British New Guinea), for which he advocated a ‘strenuous developmental policy’. Prime Minister Deakin, who had initially hoped for the return of Sir William MacGregor, gave some encouragement to Smith’s aspirations but eventually gave acting administrator (Sir) Hubert Murray the office instead. Smith, appointed in January 1907 commissioner for lands and director of mines, agriculture and works, became his deputy with a dormant commission as administrator during Murray’s absence. He intrigued constantly against Murray for the next seven years and, when deputizing during his absence in 1910-11, led a grandiose expedition into the interior. Lost for some weeks and believed dead, his party was rescued at great expense and with wide publicity. He was censured for bumbling management and the loss of eleven carriers but on a visit to Britain in 1912 was fêted as an explorer. In 1923 he was awarded the patron’s medal of the Royal Geographical Society.

Staniforth Smith enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in January 1916, failed to pass a short course for a commission at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, and sailed in June as warrant officer with the 44th Battalion. He was commissioned in September and served as battalion intelligence officer. Wounded in June 1917, he spent the rest of the war on staff duties in Britain. In 1919 he was appointed M.B.E. and after demobilization in September was invited to act temporarily as administrator to pacify the Northern Territory after the ‘Darwin Rebellion’ against J. A. Gilruth. He succeeded in his mission, acting as conciliator and as defender of the powerful North Australian Industrial Union. He also implemented recommendations made by Sir Baldwin Spencer seven years earlier as a solution to Aboriginal problems, gazetting extensive reserves and increasing expenditure. He resigned in 1921 when his proposals for Northern Territory representation in the Federal parliament were rejected.

Returning to Papua in 1921 as commissioner for crown lands, mines and agriculture, Smith devoted himself entirely to his duties and was as successful as the circumstances of the Territory allowed. He retired in 1930 and settled to farming at Kulikup in the south-west of Western Australia. On 4 April 1928 at St George’s Cathedral, Perth, he had married Marjorie Mary Bremer Mitchell, a niece of Sir James Mitchell; they had four children. He published several ephemeral books, declined an invitation to stand for the State parliament as a Nationalist candidate and died in Perth on 14 January 1934 of chronic nephritis, uraemia and myocarditis. He was buried with Anglican rites in the cemetery at Boyup Brook, near his home.

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Australian Chivalry

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Australian Chivalry

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Battlefields of ANZAC On which the Australasians won Deathless Fame

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Gallipoli – Tribute to ANZACS

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Gallipoli by John Masefield 1916

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Gallipoli Diary – Volume 1

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Gallipoli Diary – Volume 2

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Grosser Bilderatlas des Weltkrieges 1914-15 – Volume 1

Grosser Bilder-Atlas des Weltkrieges 1914-15 - Volume 1
Grosser Bilder-Atlas des Weltkrieges 1914-15 - Volume 1
The Grosser Bilderatlas des Weltkrieges was printed in 1916 in German and has an extensive collection of photographs of various aspects of the First World War from the German perspective. There are thousands of high quality photographs in the collection. the PDF ebook is 428 pages and can be downloaded in 3 rar archive files which can be extracted to form the complete volume. The file size once extracted is 302MB. A phenomenal and fascinating publication. Chapters in this volume include German mobilisation; France - the advance on Paris; Belgium - Assault and breakthrough; Germany - the people's wartime effort, France - frontline, East Prussia - Tannenberg, Angerburg and Winter War, Poland -the frontline; Galicia - Carpathians, Serbia and the Adriatic; Turkey - Dardanelles and the Suez Canal. Also includes index.
Price: $9.99
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History of the Eleventh Light Horse Regiment (11LH) by Ernest Hammond

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Imperishable Anzacs : a story of Australia’s famous First Brigade

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Over the Top with The 3rd Australian Division

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Randwick to Hargicourt : History of the 3rd Battalion, A.I.F.

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The ANZAC Book

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The Australian and New Zealand Expeditionary Forces (ANZEF): Assemblage at and Departure from Albany

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