There's A War On! World War II at home
Monday 9 November 2009 to Sunday 24 January 2010
World War II inflicted momentous changes upon the people of New South Wales.
As the cry 'There's a war on!' echoed across the countryside, men, women and children banded together to face an uncertain future.
For some, wartime meant loss, hardship or time in a POW/internment camp because of their status as 'enemy aliens'. For others, supporting the war effort led to adventure, love, lasting friendships and new experiences.
This exhibition made up of a diverse collection of precious and practical World War II artefacts, memorabilia, photographs and video footage, combined with our own local stories and images, gives an insightful look into this important time in Australian modern history.
Image Supplied : Meg Sheaffe in Sydney, c. 1943
Image courtesy of Meg Sheaffe, Wagga Wagga
A Museums and Galleries NSW touring exhibition.