Website captures history for Anzac centenary

PROJECT: City of Greater Bendigo community events officer Jacqueline Murphy, major events manager Terry Karamaloudis and Bendigo District RSL president Cliff Richards invite submission to the website. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

PROJECT: City of Greater Bendigo community events officer Jacqueline Murphy, major events manager Terry Karamaloudis and Bendigo District RSL president Cliff Richards invite submission to the website. Picture: GLENN DANIELS

THE City of Greater Bendigo and Bendigo District RSL are inviting people to share their families' war history on a purpose-built website.

The website, www.anzaccentenarybendigo.com.au, aims to compile Bendigo-related stories, photographs and memorabilia from World War I and peacekeeping missions.

It will also list events in Bendigo to commemorate the Anzac centenary.

Bendigo District RSL president Cliff Richards said the city had an important military history.

"If we can connect with families we can certainly enhance the Anzac centenary," he said.

"I think it's important that we go back to history to find these stories. It’s time to rejuvenate them and come to a centenary commemoration."

There is a submission form on the website under the tab called local stories.

The Bendigo Advertiser will launch a weekly column next Saturday featuring stories and photos from the site.

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