Letters from World War I come to the Mornington Peninsula Library

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 | 07:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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To commemorate the centenary of World War I, the Mornington Library is presenting a touring exhibition from State Library Victoria exploring the personal stories of ordinary Australians told through their own diaries and letters.

Writing the war: Personal stories from WWI tells the story of Australia’s involvement in WWI seen through the eyes of seven ordinary Australians from very different backgrounds – a teacher, a nurse, a bank clerk, a farmer, a journalist, an artist and an activist. Their personal experiences are conveyed through diaries, letters, photos and multimedia which take us from Gallipoli to the Western Front, to Gaza, and capture a diverse range of perspectives. 

Some of these writings helped shape public opinion about the war effort, such as Sir Keith Murdoch’s Gallipoli letter or the writing of pacifist Vida Goldstein. Some were never intended to be read in public, like the diaries of George Auchterlonie which remained in his family’s possession for more than 70 years. 

Writing the war: Personal stories from WWI is a free exhibition at Mornington Library from 19 February to 31 March 2018. 

For further information visit https://ourlibrary.mornpen.vic.gov.au/Whats-On/Events/Writing-the-War-Exhibition-Launch-Mornington-Library

Explore more WWI resources at slv.vic.gov.au/writing-the-war

 

The Writing the war exhibition tour is supported by the Victoria Government through Creative Victoria.

 

 

 

 

 

When

  • Tuesday, 20 February 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday, 21 February 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Thursday, 22 February 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Friday, 23 February 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Saturday, 24 February 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Sunday, 25 February 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Monday, 26 February 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday, 27 February 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday, 28 February 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Thursday, 01 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Friday, 02 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Saturday, 03 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Sunday, 04 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Monday, 05 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday, 06 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday, 07 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Thursday, 08 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Friday, 09 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Saturday, 10 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Sunday, 11 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Monday, 12 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday, 13 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday, 14 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Thursday, 15 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Friday, 16 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Saturday, 17 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Sunday, 18 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Monday, 19 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday, 20 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday, 21 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Thursday, 22 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Friday, 23 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Saturday, 24 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Sunday, 25 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Monday, 26 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Tuesday, 27 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Wednesday, 28 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Thursday, 29 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Friday, 30 March 2018 | 07:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Location

Mornington Library, Vancouver Street, Mornington 3931  View Map

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