RSL history goes digital

The Listening Post, November 1973, Page One. South Perth’s Beverly Brennan was awarded Miss Crowning Glory. The competition was run with the support of Legacy.
The Listening Post, November 1973, Page One. South Perth’s Beverly Brennan was awarded Miss Crowning Glory. The competition was run with the support of Legacy.

A new website, rslcentenary.org.au was launched over the weekend and looks into every RSL sub-branch formed in WA since the organisation’s beginnings in May 1916.

‘The map charts every sub branch of the RSL that has existed in the State and you are able to see which branches were operating at certain periods of time,’ said RSL history curator Naomi Lam.

The website also contains the community of interest sub-branches, such as Belmont’s Poultry and Dairy Farmers.

It also contains every copy of the RSLWA magazine The Listening Post, from the first edition in December 1921.

‘The digital history will continue as a precious resource for WA communities and for everyone interested in the vital role played by the RSL across our vast State,’ said RSLWA president Graham Edwards.