Ex­hi­bi­tion tells a tale of war

Southern Telegraph - - Anzac Day - Gareth McKnight

The Rock­ing­ham Museum cur­rently has a World War I ex­hi­bi­tion on show ahead of An­zac Day.

Af­ter a grant from the Depart­ment of Veteran Af­fairs in 2013, the museum com­mis­sioned 25 ban­ners dis­play­ing in­for­ma­tion on the con­flict.

Wendy Du­rant said the ex­hi­bi­tion was fit­ting for young peo­ple to learn about WWI ahead of An­zac Day and that the dis­play had a lo­cal link.

“The ex­hi­bi­tion has in­for­ma­tion on the pre­lude to war through to the re­set­tle­ment of sol­diers, giv­ing in­for­ma­tion on the train­ing, em­bark­ing and bat­tles,” she said.

“We have ban­ners with in­for­ma­tion on the sol­diers from Rock­ing­ham that went to fight and what hap­pened to them — sev­eral of them didn’t re­turn.

“One of them went un­der-age. His fa­ther wrote to the army to find out where his son was.”

The ex­hi­bi­tion is part of the Aus­tralian Her­itage Fes­ti­val and will run un­til April 30. En­try is a gold coin do­na­tion.

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