THIS PAGE IS PART OF THE DEFENDING VICTORIA WEBSITE
PURPOSE OF THIS WEBSITE
This site (begun in 1997) aims to rekindle pride in the mostly
forgotten early military history and traditions of colonial and post-colonial
Victoria to 1919. And what a story it is, complete with Victoria Cross-
winning heroes, selfless and courageous nurses, glorious victories and
crushing defeats on foreign battlefields, and generations of dedicated
volunteers here who practised endlessly for foreign invaders who never
Presentation is deliberately sparse, uncluttered
and in large type so that veterans--and You--can easily read it.
Originally the site was designed to gather
and collect information and photographs to compensate for the sparse records of the Victorian volunteers who enlisted to defend their new homeland. DEFENDING VICTORIA tells their story.
But as the site has developed, the internet itself has demonstrated that
it is the best, most ideal exhibition platform in the world today, available
(to all) at any time.
There is a reading room and research
centre here with no no entry fee, no opening or closing hours, no attendants
to hurry you along, and visitors from more than one hundred countries have
lingered here for a good look.
The new photos and information that proud
descendants and visitors have donated to this site have brought fresh insights
and dimensions to a fascinating subject that in one way or another has
touched the lives of nearly every Victorian family.
of the Defending Victoria website was to design a Website that would be
a source of tremendous pride to Victorians and Australians.
obvious sources of information (like the Australian War Memorial) -- but
photos, diaries and information from private individuals and smaller organisations
(like Historical Societies) can provide vital details unobtainable elsewhere.
also seeks to inform and entertain by providing information about some
of the leads that have emerged.
in this venture is essential if new information is to be found and brought
to a wider audience.
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SITE NAVIGATION TIPS
text when clicked jumps to another area or
page. If the jump is to an external site, it is so labelled.
At the foot of each page
(except this one and the other index pages) is this clickable button:
It will take you to the MAIN INDEX page. There,
you can click to all other pages in this website. You can, alternatively,
`back click' to return to where you were in the DEFENDING VICTORIA Website.
on this and other pages are clickable.
You will see the following buttons on each
These buttons are designed mostly for people entering the Defending
Victoria Website on individual webpages rather than from the index
pages. You can always use them, but note the search function mentioned
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