The western suburbs, that area of Perth that stretches from Subiaco to Fremantle, was at the heart of Western Australia’s First World War effort.
The Freshwater Bay Museum’s Western Suburbs at War exhibition was based on stories that the community has shared. It drew on the Museum’s own collection of First World War artefacts as well as loaned objects (medals, uniforms, photographs, letters and diaries). It recorded stories of bravery and loss, love and hope. It also provided a record of the use of the Claremont Showgrounds and surrounding areas for the accommodation and training of the 10th Light Horse Unit and later the 44th Battalion.