Wollondilly Heritage Centre Remembrance Day

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Wollondilly Heritage Centre Remembrance Day

Sun, Nov. 11, 2018

43 Edward Street, The Oaks

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On November 11th 2018 Australia will remember an occasion 100 years ago when the guns of WW1 fell silent at last. All over the country we will remember those men and women who gave their lives. At The Wollondilly Heritage Centre & Museum, the Oaks Historical Society is presenting a unique event in partnership with Picton Theatre Group, Picton Harmony and local textile artists.

Echoes of War will present a dramatization of readings from letters and diaries from local service men such as Albert Nurse who describes his last days on the battlefield of Gallipoli and France, and Bartley Chesham  who received support from his sweetheart back in Camden.

Together with the readings there is a digital presentation to bring home the battles via official war images and family photos.

Historical Society

The Fabric Of War is an exhibition of unique textiles which tell many stories of the Great War from the point of view of local families, ANZAC archives and stories from the Wollondilly Heritage Centre archives and current exhibitions.

Geraldine Hunt from Thirlmere researched the ANZAC online collection to create a story on Matron’s desk.  

Doreen Lyon told the story of local woman Cecelia Cash who was left to manage her home, business and family when her husband John Richard (Dick) Cash was  missing for almost four years.

There are many more such individual unique works from talented local women.

This will be complemented by a concert of songs from the period by Picton Harmony, followed by  a digital display of world war photos during afternoon tea.

Held on 11 November 2018 at  2pm at the Wollondilly Heritage Centre and Museum, 43 Edward Street, The Oaks phone 46571796 or Doreen Lyon on 46810472.