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Writing the war: personal stories from WWI

Gippsland

  • Writing the war: personal stories from WWI

Nurse, bank clerk, farmer, sports master, journalist, artist, activist – encounter seven ordinary Australians and hear their extraordinary stories of war in this moving exhibition tracing WWI through personal accounts.Between 2015 to 2017 this landmark exhibition will appear at the State Library and 12 public libraries throughout Victoria.

Nurse, bank clerk, farmer, sports master, journalist, artist, activist – encounter seven ordinary Australians and hear their extraordinary stories of war in this moving exhibition tracing WWI through personal accounts.

Between 2015 to 2017 this landmark exhibition will appear at the State Library and 12 public libraries throughout Victoria.

Explore many perspectives on WWI, from private correspondence with anxious families and friends back home, to powerful outcries seeking to sway public opinion about the war effort. Hear female perspectives on the horrors from the frontlines, and see everyday life as a soldier captured on camera.

Long before Facebook posts and Skype calls, Australians serving during WWI shared their experiences through letters, diaries and photographs sent to loved ones. Watch, listen to and feel the power of those words brought to life through film and audio presentations.

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This is a free event

Facilities

  • Car park
  • Public toilet

Accessibility

Disabled access available, contact operator for details

Entry cost

Free Entry