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Events for Friday, January 13, 2017
Writing the War Exhibition
Friday, January 13, 2017
to Sunday, March 5, 2017

Writing the War Exhibition - Portland Library (photo courtesy of State Library of Victoria)
Travelling from the State Library of Victoria Writing the war: Personal stories from WWI tells the story of Australia’s involvement in WWI seen through the eyes of seven ordinary Australians from very different backgrounds – a teacher, a nurse, a bank clerk, a farmer, a journalist, an artist and an activist. Their personal experiences are conveyed through personal and published writings, photos, drawings and multimedia which take us from Gallipoli to Egypt, Gaza and the Western Front, and capture a diverse range of perspectives.

Some of these writings helped shape public opinion about the war effort, such as Sir Keith Murdoch’s Gallipoli letter or the writing of pacifist Vida Goldstein. Some were never intended to be read in public, like the diaries of George Auchterlonie which remained in his family’s possession for more than 70 years.

The exhibition will open on Friday 13 January 2017 and will also feature memorabilia and personal materials from local community groups and members.

In conjunction with the visiting exhibition Glenelg Libraries will also be holding two special events:

An author event with Jaqueline Dinan will be held on Friday 27 January 2017. This event will feature Jaqueline’s novels A Woman’s War and Between the Dances both of which are written from women’s perspective of war.

A workshop with Anne Burrows, Family History Librarian from the State Library of Victoria will follow on Friday 24 February 2017 to assist people with Researching their WWI Ancestors.

Don’t miss your chance to experience this special exhibition whilst it is in our region. Phone Portland Library on 5522 2265 for enquiries and bookings.

Portland Library

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