The theme for Whitehorse Heritage Week for 2015 was Australia Calls, looking at the way World War I affected those living in the Shire of Nunawading.
An exhibition, Australia Calls, was held at the Box Hill Art Space from 14 September until 14 October. It was supported by the Federal Government through the office of Veterans
Affairs under the ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program. Whitehorse City
Council received assistance to mount these initiatives through both
Chisholm and Deakin electorates.
'About one in twelve of the population of the Shire of Nunawading
enlisted for active service in the war of 1914-1918. Of these, one in
six were killed.'
World War I therefore had a significant impact on the Shire of Nunawading (now the City of Whitehorse).
Way Back When, consulting historians, with much of the initial preparation and general organisation undertaken by Julie Jones, Heritage Programs, Whitehorse Council.
This project was a great contribution not only to Whitehorse Heritage Week but also to the national commemoration of the Anzac Centenary.