War and The Hills Shire Bibliography

Hills Voices Online, The Hills Shire Council’s Oral History Project includes war-related resources including
  • Hills Wartime Heroes database
  • Honour Rolls and Plaques in The Hills
  • Ron Smith interview on Castle Hill RSL under Community Stories
  • Patricia Robinson interview about 103rd General Hospital at William Thompson Masonic School site during WW2 under Heritage Sites
  • Hills During Wartime movie with recollections of 8 WW2 Hills residents
  • Movie made by Redeemer Baptist School students about Burnsider D G Simpson who served in WW2
  • Patricia Robinson and Ron Smith CDs are also available in talking book collection TKB HVO


Primary Sources

  • Honour Rolls, Plaques and Baulkham Hills Patriotic and War Fund Book - copies in LS Pamphlet File War Memorials in The Hills Shire Libraries
  • Nominal Roll held by Secretary of Australian Army Medical Women’s Service


Secondary Sources

  • Earnshaw, Beverley A Start in Life: A History of the William Thompson Masonic School 1922-1988 LS 362.732 EAR
  • Gow, Rod & Wendy, Birch, Val World War 1 Hawkesbury Heroes: Windsor and Richmond Gazette newspaper extracts reports and letters from the front (2 Volumes) LS 940.3 GOW
  • Mount-Batten, Betty J. From Blue to Khaki LS 355.348 MOU
  • Trimmer, Pam ‘Burns of Gowan Brae’ and ‘Fighting Charlie Cox’ in Heart of The Hills LS 994.41 HEA


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