Andrew Leigh opens Armistice and After
11 November 2018
Andrew Leigh MP, Member for Fenner was guest of honour for the official opening of the Centre's latest exhibition - Armistice and After. Curated by Allen Mawer, with the support of many other volunteer members, the exhibition was made possible by a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs. It puts in place the final chapter of the ANZAC exhibition - 'When Hall answered the call' (2015) - looking at the Armistice experiences of the local enlistees. A substantial gathering of seventy or so attended the opening , and more came throughout the day. Andrew Leigh shared some family stories of his grandfather, who was a returned soldier and a teacher, and spoke generously about the work that the Centre is doing.
Armistice and After will remain on display during the early months of 2019 and possibly beyond
See the excellent review article by Genevieve Jacobs for The RiotACT