Between 2014 and 2018 Australia will commemorate the Anzac Centenary, one hundred years since Australia’s involvement in World War 1. That War, with its horrendous death and injury toll, was a milestone in helping define us as a people and as a nation. From late next year, events will take place across Australia and it is important for the future of our nation that all communities are involved. That is because the War impacted every community – city and country, well-off and not so well-off.
Claremont and its surrounding suburbs have an important story to tell. The commemoration will enable us to harness the voices of those of our ancestors who lived through the World War 1. The Freshwater Bay Museum has big plans for the next four years, with a series of exhibitions and public programs. However, we have no living veterans or eyewitnesses to give us insight into their experiences. It is for those generations alive today to make this a meaningful anniversary.
We want to explore, conserve and share those stories, letters, photographs and objects you have that tell us about what the War means to you, your family and your community. Please contact us with your stories and ideas for our commemoration program. Tell us about your ancestors, those who enlisted as well as those who were left behind.
Freshwater Bay Museum
Contact : 93406983