Dear Laura
Postcards from the First World War 29 October 2016 - 30 June 2017

Dear Laura presents First World War postcards sent to Laura Brooks between 1915 and 1918 by her future husband Alan Ferguson, her brothers Ernest and Arthur and her uncle Charles Newman. These men enlisted and served overseas in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF).

This exhibition explores the journeys and sights they encountered, the popularity of hand-embroidered silk postcards, the longing for loved ones and thoughts of home, as well as the devastation caused by war.

FLOOR TALK
Wednesday 1 February 2017, 12.30pm
Join David Stafford as he shares the personal stories behind the Dear Laura exhibition currently on display in the Shrine Visitor Centre. Bookings essential

 

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