HeritageTalks: Online Cenotaph: Transcribing the Archives - Victoria Passau


Central City Library, 44-46 Lorne St, Auckland City Centre

Whare Wānanga, L2
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Wednesday 19 April 2023





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Online Cenotaph is a military database of Aotearoa, New Zealand service personnel. Managed by Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum, the database includes more than 262,000 individual records spanning the South African Wars. It is utilised by veterans, whānau, genealogists, and researchers alike.

Join Victoria Passau, Online Cenotaph & Enquiry Services Manager, in an overview of the recent project to transcribe an extensive number of archival records. This transcription project has enabled the creation of more than 15,000 new Online Cenotaph records and the enrichment of tens of thousands more. In Commemoration of Anzac Day.

About the speaker:
Victoria Passau has been Collection Manager Online Cenotaph at Auckland War Memorial Museum since 2014. She manages Online Cenotaph as a digital product and works with Auckland Museum’s diverse content partners and collaborators. She has also developed a deep understanding of how personal memory and commemoration can enrich official histories.
Victoria also manages the Museum’s Research Library and the enquiries received by the Collections and Research Directorate. Victoria obtained a Masters of Library and Information Studies from the Victoria University of Wellington.

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