Monday, 24 April 2017

Anzac Day 2017

Nunawading Library again prepared a display for Anzac Day
The display commemorated events involving Australian soldiers that occurred 100 years ago during the First World War and 75 years ago in the Second World War.
Seventy-five years ago war came to Australia with the bombing of Darwin on 19 February, the bombing of Broome on 3 March and submarines in Sydney Harbour 31 May - 1 June 1942.
The First World War battles commemorated include Battle of Passchendaele, Second Battle of Bullecout and Battle of Menin Road in 1917.
One of the windows included a copy of a postcards in the series, Remarkable Women of Whitehorse, prepared for International Women's Day 2017. The postcard provides a brief account of the experiences of nurse, Janet Muir Gaff, during the First World War.
A central panel contains a digger's hat, information about the Diggers Database and an image of the Shrine of Remembrance.
Lest We Forget

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