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Getting started

We have created forms to assist you in the recording of information about a memorial.

The veteran spreadsheet has been created in Microsoft Excel and can then be used to record information when you visit the memorial.

Note: If you do not have access to Microsoft Excel, you can open and edit the war memorial spreadsheets using the following free spreadsheet applications:

Web-based applications:
Google Sheets http://sheets.google.com/

OpenOffice.org   http://www.openoffice.org/

Mac OS X:
NeoOffice http://www.neooffice.org/

Recording details and description of the Memorial

Please record as much information as possible including the following:

  • Memorial name
  • Memorial description
  • Dedication date and details
  • Year established
  • Memorial inscription
  • Location
  • Contact: name/email/telephone
  • School/organization
  • Any other interesting details found through research

You may need to do some background research to find out some of the details, such as the dedication date. Accuracy is important, so if in doubt, please leave the field blank.

Your privacy

Information collected in this web form will be used by the State Library to update the Register of War Memorials in New South Wales. That information may also be provided to the Office for Veterans Affairs (part of the New South Wales Department of Justice) to assist with this purpose. The State Library will not disclose the information to any third parties without your prior approval. You do not have to provide the information if you do not wish to, but if you choose not to do so, we may be unable to register the war memorial you have advised us of.

Note your name as input in the 'recorded by' field and any photographer attribution will be viewable to the public. Other personal information fields on this form will not be visible.

If you wish to discuss or correct your information, please contact the State Library's Privacy Contact Officer.


The Register’s content is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 and users are free to copy, distribute, edit, remix and build upon this content as long as they credit the author and the Register of War Memorials in NSW as the source. Therefore, contributors will not be informed if photographs or other content is re-used (find out more on copyright).

For War Memorial and Veteran List templates, see below.


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