Anzac Day Buffet

25 April 2015
Macquarie Room, Macquarie Street Building, State Library of NSW

Drop in for a cup of tea and view items from the Library's extensive First World War collections including accounts of the landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915.

Library curators will be available for informal chats and will demonstrate the Library's new transcription tool.

Arthur John Moore Burrowes letters and postcards to his family, 26 January 1918-15 September 1919
'If anything else is added the post card will be destroyed'

Keeping the secrets of battles fought, won and lost, makes for very clinical correspondence from ‘over there’. Reading between the lines about the realities of life in the armed forces must have been very difficult for the recipients of such scant morsels of information. It isn’t exactly a wordy message but I am sure it would have been happily received back home with the first line kept intact. See postcard.

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