Law men in war and peace
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.