26 Jun 2024

People with disabilities preserving the memory of those who served

People with disabilities are preserving the memories of Australian Defence Force members as part of a massive project to digitise the files of ADF members currently stored at Victoria Barracks, Melbourne.

The documentation, which includes members’ personnel, medical and training files, photos and campaign logs going back to World War II, stretches 130 kilometres in length – equivalent to one and a third Kokoda Trails.

Sharon Harnett, the director of Defence Archives and Service Centres, said the project was necessary to ensure the files were protected from possible damage, stored securely, and to speed up the process for ex-ADF members and their families accessing the documentation.

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