Library war project
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.