Modern ARN Ledgers
The modern ARN Ledgers are a set of ledgers starting in the early 1970's when the Australian Army moved from the Black AMF plates with white writing up to the 181-000 range of registration numbers, to a fresh numbering scheme starting at 25-000 and upwards. These number plates were white with green writing making them visually distinctively different from their predecessors. These ledgers are not held at the Australian War Memorial and were thought lost until some time mid 2007 when I was contacted by a party who had some ledgers that were thought to be of interest to REMLR.
It transpired that a number of significant documents were amongst these large bound ledgers including a listing of all the vehicle Census Codes and the vehicle registration books for the modern 25-000 to 51-000 range of registrations. In 2008 when I visited I was able to take photographs of many of the pages in these books, or at least as many as my memory card a the time could fit. In subsequent years these documents were photographed by the party themselves and we were given a copy of those photographs.
REMLR that we will be uploading these documents in their complete form in the same fashion that the Australian War Memorial has done with the documents in their collection. Unfortunately the 25-35 range book is missing the later part of the ledger, and whilst I have photographs from 2008 to partially fill some of the gaps, it is unfortunate that we can not present a full picture at this stage.
So keep your eyes peeled on this page for more news and documents as I am able to get them online. Update: I am getting there now, however please note that most of these PDF files are over 40mb in size.
Amongst the documents mentioned above, there was also a number of other significant ledgers noting, vehicle Issues, Loans, Returns, Transfers and other movements amongst units. Whilst some are in plain language, others refer to units by a numerical code which we are still trying to translate, however until then the documents are shown here in their entirety in November 2018. The information will be added to the main database over time, but that process has not begun yet (any volunteers?). In time a translation of the numerical unit codes will be added if possible. As an addendum, the numbers given here were given by the party that scanned the documents, and has been retained for identification. Quality of these has been kept smaller to allow for easy online access, but higher resolutions of pages are available as needed.
If you know what all the transfer types mean, we would also love to hear from you firstname.lastname@example.org
The earlier Book 1 seems to be set up in a different manner to the other books listed below, we are unsure of this is a change of system after 1982 or of they relate to different information.