Law men in war and peace

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A 1913 pho­to­graph found in the Old Court House Law Mu­seum col­lec­tion forms the ba­sis of the mu­seum’s Armistice ex­hi­bi­tion.

The photo fea­tures many Perth lawyers be­fore the war and in the ex­hi­bi­tion, From Law to War to Peace, mu­seum cu­ra­tor Ju­lianne Mackay re­searches the sto­ries of the pho­tographed men.

“Many served in var­i­ous roles in World War I; and some did not re­turn,” she said.

The ex­hi­bi­tion tells of their wartime ex­pe­ri­ences and con­tin­ues into peace­time, when many re­turned to Aus­tralia and carved out very suc­cess­ful ca­reers in law, pol­i­tics and ed­u­ca­tion.

“We aim to com­mem­o­rate or­di­nary men who went to war and achieved ex­tra­or­di­nary things and their on­go­ing in­flu­ence post war,” Ju­lianne said.

The ex­hi­bi­tion will con­tinue for sev­eral months and the mu­seum is open Tues­day to Fri­day, 10am to 4pm.

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