The ‘Empire Called’ website is a study of the WW1 volunteers of Essendon and Flemington and the community from which they departed. The website provides information about the institutions which prepared the local community for war - school cadets, 58 Infantry (Essendon Rifles), citizens' military association, patriotic organisations, the local Council and so on.
Essendon is an inner suburb of metropolitan Melbourne and has been largely residential for most of its history. Flemington, further south, has a history of industrial and commercial activity as well as residential.
In 2015 I expanded my activities into a new Essendon ‘Time Travellers’ website and blog for a broader view of the community.