The extensive Digger History website, originally all available through www.diggerhistory.info, contained some excellent and well-illustrated material on a huge range of
Anzac topics. The material went missing for a fair while, and although much
of it has been restored to that original location there are still many
sections that can now be accessed only by using the methods outlined below.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF SOURCES: Note that much of the material on Digger
History has been reproduced from other sources such as websites without the
details of those sources being provided as well. Students and academics who
need to acknowledge the source of particular information may need to track
down the original source. For example, they could find an uncommon phrase in
the material then do a Google search for it (in quotes).
Digger History's sub-title is "An unofficial history of the Australian and
New Zealand Armed Services".
Digger History (Internet Archive)
When using the Internet Archive Wayback Machine it may help
to click the "Impatient?" link if the page is very slow to load. However,
sometimes you need to be patient for the images to load, and even then they
might not all be available.
If the images are important to you, try using both Pandora and the Internet
Archive to access a page to see which one is better at providing the images.
The Internet Archive is often unavailable at times of heavy
server use, such as during daytime in the USA (roughly the morning in
Australia and New Zealand).
Many Digger History pages are on its
"ASSOCIATE SITES". Digger History's ASSOCIATE SITES appear to be
unavailable on Pandora, but they have been archived
on the Internet Archive:
diggerhistory2.info (archived 28 Feb 2009)
diggerhistory3.info (archived 20 Feb 2009 but
now unavailable, 21 Feb 2017)
firstaif.info (archived 1 May 2008)
militarybadges.info (archived 30 Apr 2008)
2. Paste the whole url into the "Take Me Back" box, in the
box showing "http://".
3. Click "Take Me Back".
4. Click on the latest marked date
on the calendar. If the latest page is simply a holding page with
advertising links, then you need to try earlier
dates until you locate the archived website page.
5. The archived page is
displayed (except at times of heavy demand). You may need to
wait, occasionally for a few minutes,
especially if there are photographs on the page.
The Internet Archive Wayback Machine sometimes works slowly
because its main function is storing web pages rather than being an
alternative way to explore a site.
Using a Pandora
link in the Internet Archive
Sometimes you might have
a link to a page in the Pandora archive but
you wish to try that link in the Internet Archive
instead. And sometimes the Pandora archive might
give the message "YOU DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO LIST
In such situations, try using the section of the
url beginning with "www" and changing the suffix
from ".html" to ".htm" (ie, remove the letter l
at the end). Use that slightly shortened
url in the Internet
3. Copy the url from the Properties box.
The url you will be copying is
(HOW TO COPY THE URL: after you have
clicked on Properties, right-click on the url
itself, choose Select all, right-click on the url
again, choose Copy, click OK.)
5. Look for the box containing either
"http://" or "enter URL or keywords"
6. In this box paste the url and modify it, as follows:
a. Right-click in
the box. Choose Paste.
b. Use the arrow keys until you position the cursor
immediately before the "www".
c. Backspace to delete the characters between the "http://" and
the "www" (ensuring the url begins: http://www)
d. Delete the letter "l" at the end (ensuring the
url ends: .htm).