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World War I photo exhibition at Longwood

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November 11, 2017

The Shrine of Remembrance centenary exhibition Australia Will Be There: Victorians in the First World War (1914-19) will open at Longwood Community Centre tomorrow.

The exhibition will feature more than 100 photographs drawn from major collections, including the Australian War Memorial and the State Library of Victoria, and from the families of those who served.

Most Australian families lost loved ones, and all made sacrifices, as their sons, fathers, husbands, brothers, uncles and daughters left to serve at the frontline.

The exhibition has travelled to more than 20 venues throughout regional Victoria in the last four years.

Strathbogie Shire Mayor Amanda McClaren said she hopes residents support this opportunity to acknowledge Australia’s war history.

‘‘The Strathbogie Shire bears the honour of being home to three Victoria Cross (VC) recipients,’’ she said.

‘‘A memorial to all three VC recipients was opened in Euroa in 2014 and three bluestone pavers were unveiled more recently in the beautiful Seven Creeks Park.

‘‘We strongly encourage anyone interested in learning more about our nation’s war history to come along to the exhibition.’’

The exhibition will be open Tuesday to Thursday and weekends from 11am to 3pm until November 29.

For more information phone Anne Murray on 0458110711.

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