Portrait of an Epoch

Join St Lazarus for an evening of discovery, as they explore the history of friendship between Australia and Serbia, formed in colonial times, evolving as Australia’s colonies achieved nationhood at Federation, and immortalised through alliance on the battlefields of World War I. Uncover the stories of the people who served as honorary consuls of Serbia, mingling with the high society of the colonial (and later state) capitals, as well as some of the Australians who served as medical volunteers with the Serbian Army during World War I, through photographs, newspaper archives, early motion pictures and important documents, including the Treaty of Friendship and Commerce with Serbia from 1880.

When: Saturday 10 September 2016, 7:00-8:30pm
Where: St Lazarus Serbian Orthodox Church, 14 Renwick Street, Alexandria
Cost: Free
Contact: mirjanaai@yahoo.com or 0421 971 801
Presented by St Lazarus Serbian Orthodox Church.

Image: Will they never come? – Serbia, The Daily Telegraph war cartoons, 1915, original drawings by Hal Eyre, courtesy State Library of New South Wales.


History Week Neighbours postcardThis event is part of
History Week: Neighbours
3-11 September 2016
Presented by the History Council of NSW
#HistoryWeek16 | www.historyweek.com.au


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