Li­brary war project

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STO­RIES, let­ters, pho­tos and other mem­o­ra­bilia are be­ing sought by Bund­aberg Re­gional Li­braries’ her­itage team to learn more of the area’s ex­pe­ri­ence dur­ing the First World War.

The project’s aim is to com­pile sto­ries and pho­tos about how the First World War af­fected Bund­aberg and sur­round­ing ar­eas, with the end goal of pub­lish­ing a book fea­tur­ing 100 ob­jects.

“The ob­jects we are look­ing for are sim­ply any­thing that will give us an idea about how World War One af­fected Bund­aberg,” team leader Sue Gam­mon said.

“Was the rail­way op­er­at­ing? Who ran the shops? Just get in touch with us and we’ll have a chat.”

Bund­aberg coun­cil­lor Lynne For­gan said record­ing the re­gion’s his­tory was one of the im­por­tant func­tions of the li­brary.

“The Bund­aberg Re­gion has such a rich and vi­brant his­tory and (the li­brary) wants to cap­ture it be­fore it is too late,” Cr For­gan said.

Ob­jects al­ready re­ceived in­clude wartime photographs and a let­ter from the war of­fice to a lo­cal Lutheran Church say­ing they could not hold ser­vices in Ger­man in case they were send­ing mes­sages to spies.

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