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From the Bay to the Battlefield

Friday 7 December 2018
From the Bay to the Battlefield

Over the past four years the City of Holdfast Bay has been commemorating service personnel from the region who served in World War One (WW1).

Under the banner of From the Bay to the Battlefield the program has involved dozens of local contributors and history volunteers and staff who have worked tirelessly to document the history of those locals who served in the ‘Great War’.

Their research has led to the production of a booklet that includes many of images and information that were uncovered during the project.

Project Coordinator Tracey Curl said it had been wonderful to collate new information and stories about past and current residents.

“As the project progressed, new stories and imagery emerged from the community depicting hardships faced by our WW1 service men and women and their families,” Ms Curl said.

“Much of the imagery found in the booklet was presented in large scale format and installed in public places from Glenelg to Brighton.

“Each image invited the viewer to engage and connect with the realities of war and the young men and women who were, in a sense, returned home from the battlefield,” she said.

The project was made possible by the Australian Government’s ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program.

The booklet is available to purchase from the Bay Discovery Centre for $5.00.