World War I Link is Inside History‘s not-for-profit online register of research projects taking place across Australia during the centenary of the First World War. Here, Penny Edwell from the WWI Link team rounds up a sample of six compelling projects on the database, from events to blogs to exhibitions.
Gallipoli and Beyond 2015
This great community-driven project aims to increase the awareness of the significance of World War I and the impact that this conflict had on the region. The Gallipoli and Beyond Committee is a community organization that was formed to plan a range of centenary events and activities to commemorate the centenary of World War I and also the landing at Gallipoli in April 2015. Working with both local government and RSL clubs, the committee has developed a program of events that include talks, historic displays, tours and exhibitions.
Road to Gallipoli
The Road to Gallipoli blog follows writer Andrew R Cameron and theatre director Garreth Bradshaw as they travel to Gallipoli to commemorate the centenary of the Anzac Landings and to the battlefields of the Western Front. Both Andrew and Garreth have ancestors who served in the military, and throughout their blog they will be reflecting on what the Anzac Legend means to them as well as how Australia has been shaped by the events at Gallipoli.
Behind the Gate
7 March – 6 June 2016
As part of Liverpool Council’s incredibly varied Anzac Centenary program, this exhibition at Liverpool Regional Museum explores the World War I history of the Holsworthy Internment Camp during the First World War. At the time known as the German Concentration Camp, it was the largest internment camp in Australia – housing up to 6,000 internees. This exhibition provides an insight into an alternate story of Australian World War I history, during a year heavy with Gallipoli commemoration, and sheds light on life behind the gate of the German Concentration Camp for internees and guards alike.
Then, Now, Tomorrow – After the War
With over 5,000 Turkish Australians residing in Auburn, the city has a unique connection to the Anzac Centenary. Then, Now, Tomorrow –After the War is an Anzac Centenary art exhibition at the Peacock Gallery and Auburn Arts Studio which presents the diverse reflections on war of twelve different artists who have connections to Auburn. Their work, in different mediums, investigate, interrogate and respond to themes and elements of the Anzac Centenary.
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