Writing Home: The WWI letters of Frank Brown
When: Tuesday 3 April - Friday 13 July 2018
Where: Foyer, Council Administration Building, 553 Kiewa Street, Albury
In 1914 a group of Albury men went to war while their friend Frank Brown, who was refused entry into the Australian Imperial Force, stayed behind. Their letters to Frank reveal some of the realities of World War I: life behind the lines, boredom and weariness, experiences of battle and censorship. A selection of these letters will be on display to showcase this significant collection and pay tribute to one of the letter writers, Captain Leslie Hewish, who was killed in action in Belgium on 5 October 1917.
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Talk: Battlefield Letters
Tuesday 17 April, 10.30am, LAVINGTON LIBRARY
In conjunction with the above exhibition and ‘A camera on Gallipoli’ at Lavington Library, historian Doug Hunter will share his insights into World War 1 battlefield letters. Join us for a morning tea and talk based on the letters of Albury’s own Captain Leslie Hewish.
RSVP: 02 6043 5645