John Beverly Peden

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First name: John

Middle name: Beverly

Last name: Peden

Personal information:

Letters to Professor John Beverley Peden from former pupils at University of Sydney Law School, written by unidentified soldiers at sea, from Egypt and from France. Includes letters to Barbara and Margaret Peden at Illawambra, Chatswood, from their uncle Charles in France, 1917-1918

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Military parade, Macquarie Street, Sydney
A birthday treat(y) signals a short-lived period of world peace

Being an ardent pacifist I was delighted to discover that the Treaty of Versailles was signed on 28 June – my birthday!  An examination of the souvenir programme, Victory Celebrations (Signing of Peace), revealed a route  that was to pass in front of the original Mitchell Library.  Further searching of the Library’s collections revealed this magnificent photo of the event.

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