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Highlighting Diaries

Event Type: World War I
Age Group(s): General
Date: 9/08/2014
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:00 PM
Description:
 Join us at the State Library for readings from diaries kept by nine South Australians on the battlefields of World War One reveal the humour and the indomitable spirit of the Anzacs in the face of graphic details of life in the trenches at Gallipoli and the fields of the Western Front. The poignant last entry of Arthur Oxer on 20 August 1915 ‘Things are fairly quiet here. Tommies advancing on our left’ who lost his life at Gallipoli the next day. These diaries are now part of the State Library’s heritage collections. A slideshow of images from the diaries, and photographs of people such as Malcolm Bonnar who was in the Signals unit and went on to form Scott Bonnar lawnmowers, Leo Terrell and his sweetheart Clara, flying ace Ross Smith, Captain James Churchill-Smith from Norwood and Nurse Irene Bonnin

Location: Ann & Basil Hetzel Lecture Theatre Institute Building ground floor
Registration Ends: 9/08/2014 at 10:30 AM
Contact: Michelle Harniman
Contact Number: 8207 7258
Presenter: Carolyn Spooner
Status: Closed


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