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Ada Bodart - WA Connection

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Ada Bodart - The WA Connection Dennis Joseph Doherty MLC

Ada Bodart was condemned to death for helping British soldiers escape from German occupied Belgium during the 1914-1918 War. Whilst Edith Cavell's death is being commemorated in Britain during October 2015, Ada Bodart (O.B.E.) has been virtually forgotten.

Ada had a little known connection to Ivanhoe Station in Western Australia and the MLC for Fremantle Denis Doherty.

Last Updated on Friday, 05 June 2015 14:23

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A Place in History

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Ada Bodart - Condemned to Death Movie poster for 1928 silent film Dawn- ex wikipedia

Ada Bodart was condemned to death for helping British soldiers escape from German occupied Belgium during the 1914-1918 War. Her sentence was later reduced to 15 years hard labour.

Nurse Edith Cavell was not so lucky and was executed for the same "crime".

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 July 2015 20:59

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Together 100 Years Apart Exhibition

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A Sense of Scale 11Bn Officers

11th Battalion A.I.F. on the Great Pyramid of Khufu (Cheops), in Giza Egypt

A joint WAGS and Curtin University exhibition is coming up at the John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University, Bentley Campus.

Opening on the 23rd April and running through to Late November 2015 this exhibition is presented in honour of all of those serving in the 11th Battalion.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 April 2015 11:28

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WAGS Lab - 26 March 2015

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Family Search - Review the Learning Centre Helping Mum with her computer problems - eCard

This is an exciting genealogy resource which is growing exponentially, is international in scope and it's free.

Hands on workshop - Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:00pm - 16:00pm WAGS Units 4, 5 & 6 - Bayswater

Attendance is limited to 10 people per session and there is a cost of $5.00 which can be paid on the day. Bookings are required by phoning the Library on [9271 4311] or emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it s.

Last Updated on Thursday, 26 March 2015 08:53

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Super Saturday - March 14 2015

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Beware the Ides of March Super Saturday - 14 March 2015

Super Saturday -14 March 2015 at WAGS - Super Activity - Arrive a day early, avoid the drama & gather strength for the "Ides" on Sunday 15th March. TWO WAGS SIG meetings on Saturday 14 March have a lot to offer.

The WAGS Computer Special Interest Group (CIG) starts at 11:00 and finishes at 13:00 =AGM + committee election and planning for 2015.

The WAGS Western Australian Special Interest Group (WASIG) starts at 14:00 and finishes at 16:00 = Bevan Carter on Eden Hill Camps.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015 08:21

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11Bn Kings Park Event Photos

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Grid Photos for Kings Park Event  11Bn Descendants gathered at the Flame of Remembrance, Kings Park, WA 10 Jan 2015

Grid photos are available on the following link for the Kings Park Cheops Commemoration Service at the State War Memorial and Flame of Remembrance.

We would like to identify all those who participated, so please send in your ID#'s - details available on the Together 100 Years Apart page + Photo identification & order form for images page

Last Updated on Monday, 16 March 2015 08:23

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RSL WA - May Circle Project

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RSL WA Project to Enhance May Circle, Kings Park  May Circle, May Drive Honour Avenue Kings Park Perth, WA (Google Maps image)

Kings Park Honour Avenue - May Drive

May Drive in Kings Park was opened on 23 July 1901 by Princess May, Duchess of Cornwall and York, later Queen Mary.

May Drive became the first Honour Avenue in Kings Park and Botanic Garden in 1919. Relatives and friends of men and women who died during World War I (1914-1918) planted 400 oak and plane trees during a planting ceremony.

Last Updated on Monday, 02 March 2015 08:59

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Geni Software Poll Feb 2015

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Have Your Say  Vote

The last time we did a poll of who was using what Genealogy Software was in Jan 2012.

Since then things have moved on quite a bit, there is more online activity and new options, a couple of the popular proprietary software programs have, or are about to become defunct, and there is a change in our use of operating systems with more Mac and Linux users around.

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Scotland Forever!

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Battle of Waterloo at Scottish SIG Scotland Forever

Tracing an ancestor who was involved at the Battle of Waterloo is the topic for discussion at the Scottish SIG on Sunday Feb 15 @ 2:00pm.

This yearis the 200th anniversary of the defining Battle of Waterloo, 18 June 1815, saw the final defeat of the French leader and emperor Napoleon Bonaparte.

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Computer SIG meeting - Mike's DNA (they found some)

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Mike's DNA v's The Giants dna1

The Computer Group’s first meeting of the year will be on Saturday 14 Feb at WAGS, Unit 4, starting at 11am (and competing with The Giants and Valentine’s Day…Hmmm).

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 February 2015 19:54

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