A new exhibition, Windows into Wartime, is opening at the State Records NSW and touring New South Wales. The exhibition presents a selection of images produced by the NSW Government Printing Office Photographic Branch during and immediately after World War I.

As society mobilised on the home front in support of Australia’s military effort overseas, government photographers were on the ground in Sydney and across the state shooting the image. They photographed a raft of activities and produced an extraordinary body of work that not only documented, but promoted and shaped how the people of NSW responded to the impact and upheaval caused by the war. Their collection of historic images—reproduced from original glass plate negatives—provides us with a unique insight into the NSW home front during War War I.

When: 17 October 2016 – 9 September 2017
9.00am – 5.00pm Monday – Friday
10.00am – 4.00pm Saturdays
(Closed public holidays)
Where: Western Sydney Records Centre, 161 O’Connell Street
Kingswood NSW 2747
Contact: 02 9673 1788
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The exhibition will also be touring NSW:
Broken Hill Library
11 November 2016 – 11 March 2017

University of Newcastle Library
3 April – 12 May 2017

Charles Sturt University Regional Archives, Wagga Wagga
5 June – 30 June 2017

University of New England and Regional Archives, Armidale
31 July – 1 September 2017

University of Wollongong Library
25 September – 24 November 2017

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