War-time Stories is an exhibition on Sydney’s Rocks community and how the military played an important role in the colony. The exhibition follows the timeline of Dawes Point Battery tracing its significance to the growing settlement. Stories include Australia’s first returned soldier, from the Battle of Waterloo; a NSW Corps Officer who despite reports of a debilitating mental illness was part of the rum rebellion and personally arrested Governor Bligh; and our first female war correspondent who reported for the Catholic Press and served as a nurse in the Boer War.

Join the Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority for an exhibition that delves into the sobering stories of the men serving in World War I and the impact that war had on the community.

When: Saturday 3 September to Tuesday 1 November 2016, 10:00am-5:00pm
Where: The Rocks Discovery Museum, Kendall Lane, Sydney NSW 2000
Cost: Free
Contact: rdm@shfa.nsw.gov.au or 02 9240 8680
www.therocks.com/whats-on
Presented by Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority.

Image: Port Jackson from Dawes’ Battery, 1842, image courtesy National Library of Australia.


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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