Project Albany Update
Department of Veterans Affairs Repatriation files digitisation project
|Our colleagues at the National Archives have been progressing with their $3.4 million project to describe and digitise Department of Veteran’s Affairs Repatriation files. These files document the medical care, welfare services and pensions provided by the Repatriation Department to returned soldiers and their families. Very few of the files have been viewed since their official use.
The KRU has been investigating and so far have identified five Victorian Aboriginal men who departed Australia aboard the first convoy.
You can search for and view these records through the Discovering Anzacs website.
Not all service men and women who returned home have a repatriation record, only those who applied for a pension or benefit. If you are having trouble locating a family member, you can phone the National Archives of Australia on 1300 886 881 for assistance.