Readings produced as part of the ‘Memories of War’ project are currently screening at the Gold Museum Ballarat as an accompaniment to the exhibition ‘Australia Will Be There: Victorians in the First World War’.
The readings are of original letters by WW1 soldiers held in the Gold Museum collection and are performed by members of the Federation University Australia Arts Academy 2015 Graduating Actors.
The readings will be screened daily in the Gold Museum theatrette in Bradshaw Street Ballarat until September 18 2016. A museum entry fee applies.
A new post about what it is like to research WW1 history has been published on the Gold Museum ‘Memories of War’ blog.
Written by Denise Grant, Gold Museum Society volunteer, the post explores the experience Denise had in transcribing Percival Carl Minifie’s World War One diary which is held by the Gold Museum.
To read the post in full visit http://www.goldmuseum.com.au/percival-carl-minifies-world-war-one-diary/
A post about the precious collection of World War One photographs belonging to the Australian soldier Captain Brian O’Sullivan has been published on the Gold Museum ‘Memories of War’ blog.
Written by Danni Roberts, history student at Federation University Australia, the post explores the life of Captain O’Sullivan.
To read the post visit http://www.goldmuseum.com.au/a-soldiers-view/
A new post about women’s experience during WW1 has been published on the Gold Museum Memories of War blog.
The post, by multimedia artist and Federation University Australia student Ailsa Brackley du Bois, tells the story of her personal reflection on World War 1 through art.
Well, that’s a wrap.
The film was screened for the first time at an event filled with music, song, emotions, and bagpipes. Audience members cried. And laughed. And cried again. The screening and event was described by audience members as ‘seamless’, ‘integrated’, ‘grounded’ and ‘very moving’.
Read the event report: http://windsky.com.au/the-last-goodbye-event-story/
Look at a gallery of pictures from the day: http://windsky.com.au/the-last-goodbye-photo-gallery/
Watch the film on YouTube: https://youtu.be/gNFQLorLpwM
Read the ‘Memories of War’ blog: http://www.goldmuseum.com.au/category/memories-of-war/
A heartfelt thank you to everyone involved in the project, which drew in collaborators across institutions, across disciplines and across artforms. A full list of project credits and thank yous are provided on the Wind & Sky Productions ‘Memories of War’ web page.
Invitation to Film Launch ‘The Last Goodbye’
UPDATE: 2:30 SESSION IS FULLY BOOKED. EXTRA SCREENING AT 4PM.
The culmination of a year’s work and more of planning is set to launch on November 8 2015 in the first screening of our film for the ‘Memories of War’ project.
Join us for the premiere screening of ‘The Last Goodbye,’ a film about remembering World War 1 in Ballarat.
Where and when: Sunday November 8, 2:30pm, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka. THIS SESSION IS NOW FULLY BOOKED.
Extra Screening: Sunday November 8, 4pm, Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka.
Only three more weeks to go as we hurtle towards the film launch date of 8 November 2015.
The venue is booked, the event is planned, and the invitations are out. We have a name for the film. It’s called ‘The Last Goodbye’. Want to come? RSVP at http://made.org/whats-on/memories-of-war-launch/ .
Meanwhile, posts continue to be made to the Gold Museum ‘Memories of War’ http://www.goldmuseum.com.au/category/memories-of-war/ blog. Are you interested in contributing? Please do! http://mow.windsky.com.au/writers/
Here is the report for September and the first half of October 2015.
Written by Danni Roberts, history student at Federation University, the article explores the story of World War 1 veteran Horace Martyr as told through items in the Gold Museum collection. To read the article visit http://www.goldmuseum.com.au/horace-clyde-martyr/
A fascinating post on the little known airship panics of the WW1 era has been published on the Gold Museum Memories of War blog.
Written and researched by Federation University Australia historian Dr David Waldron, the article explores the extraordinary panics and claimed eyewitness sightings of airships in regional Victoria in 1900-1918.
To read the article visit http://www.goldmuseum.com.au/australias-mystery-airship-panics-of-1900-1918/
A new post about Louis William Gordon Buchner-Malcolm has been published on the Gold Museum ‘Memories of War’ blog.
Written by Professor Ian Clark, Professor of Tourism at Federation University Australia, the post explores the life of Ballarat School of Mines graduate Buchner.
To read the post visit http://www.goldmuseum.com.au/from-katoomba-to-ballarat-to-france-and-west-africa/