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19 May 2015
Metcalfe Auditorium, Macquarie Street Building, State Library of NSW
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Archie Barwick personal World War I diaries, State Library of NSW

The State Library of NSW holds an extraordinary collection of personal letters written during the First World War. This powerful and moving collection presents the authentic voices of the Australian men and women who served, and provides insights into the experiences of a generation confronted with a world in turmoil.

Come and hear some of Australia’s leading writers share their own responses to these letters 100 years on.

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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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