Several years ago, in the attic of the former Ultimo Presbyterian Church, a handyman stumbled across a wooden World War I honour board. Currently housed in the foyer of the Ultimo Community Centre, it details the names of 36 men from Ultimo, Glebe, Pyrmont and other suburbs who enlisted in the First Australian Imperial Force.
In this free program, the History Council of NSW’s Nicole Cama, explores the many stories unearthed from the honour roll, stories which have provided a poignant insight into how the war impacted these inner Sydney communities.
Nicole Cama is the Executive Officer of the History Council, and is also a professional historian (MPHA), curator and content strategist. She specialises in public history and the history of the Sydney area, and has researched many other areas including intellectual property, World War I, maritime history and family history research.
Presented in partnership with the Dictionary of Sydney.