South Sydney, WWI and the Homefront

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South Sydney, WWI and the Homefront

produced by City of Sydney

City Historian Dr Lisa Murray will present an illustrated talk, revealing some of the stories of the World War I home-front experience in the South Sydney district. Learn about the contributions of industry, community fundraising and comfort funds, municipal efforts, returned soldiers, war memorials and remembering the war.

This talk draws on research Lisa has compiled for her forthcoming book on the history of Redfern, Alexandria and Waterloo

Image: Lieutenant A. J. Shout VC was one of the many South Sydney residents that fought in the Great War. Portrait of Lieutenant A. J. Shout VC, 1st Battalion. Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. June 1915 (image courtesy of the Australian War Memorial, G01028A)

A History Week Event

Saturday 13 September
2-3pm
Waterloo Library
Book online or call 9265 9333

Bookings Essential
Free Event

Event Snapshot

When:

  • On Saturday 13 September from 14.00 to 15.00

Where:

Waterloo Library, 770 Elizabeth Street Waterloo 2017 Venue details

Cost:

Free

More Info:

City of Sydney Library
Library staff
9265 9333
library@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

How to get to this event:

Easily accessible by bus.
Bus 343 from Circular Quay via Central OR 355 from Newtown.

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Location

Waterloo Library, 770 Elizabeth Street Waterloo 2017

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