Australia is dotted with memorials dedicated to our war heritage – some well known others largely forgotten. A new free App and website - Remembering Them now offers a comprehensive record of Australia’s war heritage sites available to all Australians at the click of a button. see http://www.rememberingthem.com.au
Three years in development and research the Remembering Them app is a partnership between Big Sky Publishing with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Australian Army History Unit and award winning App developer Gridstone. The app provides a geo-coded list of memorials, museums, war graves and many other Australian sites that commemorate our wartime history and includes a concise history of each site. The decision to provide the App for free was important in providing users with the opportunity to explore and discover Australia’s wartime history easily and at no cost.
Project Director Denny Neave said: “I am passionate about our military history and heritage and the idea came to me whilst on holidays driving through Mareeba in Queensland. I saw a number of old World War Two air force hangers and thought it would be great to know a little more about them. Then I thought there must be so much wartime history wouldn’t it be great to have an App that I could click a button and any wartime site within 50km would come up with a short history and direction to that site. As soon as I got home I started work on creating an App that would keep our war time heritage accessible.