The Memories of War project commemorates the centenary of WW1 in Ballarat by connecting young people today to events that took place a hundred years ago. In 2015 students from Federation University Australia discovered and told the stories of Ballarat people affected by the Great War. They shared their stories on the Ballarat Gold Museum ‘Memories of War’ Blog and in a series of local events held in 2015. A documentary film based on the research findings called ‘The Last Goodbye’ was produced by Wind & Sky Productions and was screened at a dedicated event at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, Ballarat on the 8 November 2015.
The project was a collaboration between the Ballarat RSL, Federation University Australia, the Ballarat Gold Museum, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka and Wind & Sky Productions.
The Memories of War Film and Research Project was funded by the Australian Government Anzac Centenary Local Grants Program and the Victorian Government Anzac Centenary Major Grants Program.