Letters from Home

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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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An Anzac and some of his friends. "The Donks"
'An Anzac and some of his friends. "The Donks"'

Taken by official war photographer Frank Hurley, this image and its title are equally captivating  because it's such an ordinary photo of a young man looking after his animals in such  extraordinary circumstances. I can just imagine him saying something like 'Must be almost time to feed the donks' - an unremarkable job if he was at home, perhaps he was a farmer. Something else again at War in the Middle East. See pic.

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