Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Writing the War: personal stories from World War I

Writing the War is a State Library of Victoria and Public Libraries Victoria Network touring exhibition on display in the All Nations Foyer at the Box Hill Town Hall from 3 October to 11 November 2015.
The exhibition consists of a series of panels tracing seven personal stories of the wartime accounts of a nurse, bank clerk, farmer, sports master, journalist, artist and activist. These are only a small selection of stories that can be located in the archive of material relating to World War I in the State Library collection.
Australians serving during WWI shared their experiences through letters, diaries and photographs sent to loved ones and this material has been used to tell the stories.
The exhibition will tour Victoria from 2015 until 1917 and will be hosted by twelve library services. Whitehorse Manningham Libraries is the current host of this exhibition and a number of activities have been arranged by the library in conjunction with the exhibition.
The exhibition can also be viewed in Palmer Hall at the State Library of Victoria until end of March 2016.
A series of videos have been made in conjunction with the display panels and can be located on the State Library of Victoria website as well as viewed at the exhibition.
The seven people highlighted in the exhibition are:
George Auchterlonie
Percival Langford
Sir Keith Murdoch
Vida Goldstein
Jessie Traill
Alice Kitchen
Eric Chinner

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