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2011 Trans-Tasman ANZAC Day blog challenge

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It started with Shelley from Twigs of Yore issuing a blog challenge for Australian researchers in celebration of Australia Day.

Here at the Central Auckland Research Centre at Auckland Libraries, we loved the idea and thought that we could be just as successful with a blog challenge for Waitangi Day. We had loads of international response, with people blogging about their New Zealand early settler ancestor from as far away as UK and the US and as close as NZ and Australia!

This time, it is a joint challenge with our Digger mates from across the Ditch.

Australians and New Zealanders know ANZAC Day - 25 April - as a national day of remembrance for Australian and New Zealanders who died at war.

Do you have an Australian or New Zealander in your family tree who was killed in military operations? We’d like to hear about not only their sacrifice, but the way their loss shaped their family history.
To participate:Write a blog post about an Australian or New Zealander serviceman or woman’s f…