'Armistice and After' - an Exhibition
1 October 2018
The Centre will mark Remembrance Day 11th November 2018 with the opening of a new exhibition – ‘Armistice and After’. Those who enlisted from the Hall district were the subject of our earlier ‘ANZAC’ exhibition ‘When Hall Answered the Call’. The new exhibition follows our local diggers through their triumphs in 1918, their reactions to the Armistice, their wait for repatriation, and the disappointments they faced in a post-war world where the promises of peace and prosperity never quite materialized. View the photo gallery
Andrew Leigh MP, Member for Fenner, will open the exhibition. We are very grateful for his support in winning a grant from the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Armistice Commemoration Program. A two minute silence will be observed at 11.00 am, followed immediately by the official opening.
Our earlier, widely appreciated ANZAC exhibition is still on display; ‘Armistice and After’ is a final chapter in the stories told there. For anyone who missed the earlier exhibition this will be an opportunity to examine the full story of local enlistees, their wartime experiences, and those of their families. There will again be a booklet accompanying the exhibition.
At 6.00 pm on the same day the Rotary Club of Hall will hold a Remembrance Day Service at the Jim Rochford Memorial Grove on the Showground