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WAGS website hacked

WAGS website hacked = email problems WAGS Website Hacked

Folks, just to let you know we have had some trouble with a messy hack of one of our sites.This has resulted in problems with our email system which is taking some time to resolve.

So, if you wish to send an email to one of the email @ wags accounts, it may bounce and not get through to our people.

Please note: Personal details of individuals was not compromised; the perpetrators used the wags website email for their own purposes.

Please bear with us while we work on getting this fixed - will put a notice here when it is sorted.

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015 14:41

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Find the Wookie in your family

Finding your family - The truth is out there ...  Ben O'Shea is really Chewbacca in disguise
August is Family History Month

WAGS can help you discover all sorts of connections you didn't know existed

You might remember our friends at Inside Cover of The West Australian giving us at WAGS a bit of cheek last year, to which we responded with an article on the "Inside Coverup" editor having connections to the Skywalker family, but more directly to the Chewbacca Wookie family.

It appears that the erstwhile editor of Inside Cover Ben O'Shea, commonly referred to as Benbacca, really does have connections to Luke Skywalker via the Chewbacca Wookie family...

Last Updated on Monday, 10 August 2015 14:40

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WAGS Journal - Vol. 02

Western Ancestor - Volume 2 Western Ancestor Volume 02 Number 01 - March 1982

The Western Ancestor is published quarterly in March, June, September and December of each year. Each Volume covers a three year period and consists of 12 editions. The first edition was issued in March 1979.

This page covers Volume 2, from Issue No. 01 in March 1982 through to Issue No. 12 in December 1984, giving a total of 24 editions of the journal published up to that date.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 16:10

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WAGS Journal - Vol. 01

Western Ancestor - Volume 1 Western Ancestor Volume 01 Number 01 - March 1979

The Western Ancestor is published quarterly in March, June, September and December of each year. Each Volume covers a three year period and consists of 12 editions. The first edition was issued in March 1979.

We have just published a page covering Volume 1, from Issue No. 01 in March 1979, through to Issue No. 12 in December 1981 = 12 Issues

Last Updated on Friday, 24 July 2015 18:42

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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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