The Geelong Honours Them project preserves the legacy of the men and women who served Australia in World War I. It involves digitising World War I Honour Boards from the region, enabling these important historic records to become accessible online to the wider community.
Geelong Honours Them aims to identify the whereabouts of hundreds of World War I Honour Boards geographically located across the four local government areas and capture the recorded war service and social history information these hold.
The project will spark an opportunity to share the social history and stories about the men and women named on World War I Honour Boards in our region, and preserve a unique local legacy for generations to come.
Geelong Honours Them is a project of Geelong Regional Libraries. If you are interested in local history , historic records and images then we invite you to visit the Geelong Heritage Centre, located on Level 3 of the Geelong Library & Heritage Centre. The experienced team in the Heritage Reading Room can assist you in searching the unique collection of records, images and objects. If you are interested in sharing the story of your Honour Board connection or assist us with the location of an Honour Board please contact us.
Learn more about the Geelong Honours Them project by watching this short film.