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Sorting soldiers’ stories for exhibition

The August meeting of Narooma Historical Society this Sunday updates members on progress with finding the stories and faces behind the names on Narooma’s First World War Honour Rolls for the exhibition in November.

The two-week exhibition 8-20 November will commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War and the declaration of Peace.

Society President Laurelle Pacey said half the exhibition will be the soldiers’ stories. ‘Sylvia Gauslaa and I have worked with families wherever possible,’ she said.

‘The rest of the exhibition which is also being done by Society members will look at what was happening here during the War, including its impact on local industries, recruitment, families, as well as the local aftermath, including the influenza epidemic.’

The exhibition is funded by a Saluting their Service grant from the Australian Government.

The Society meets this Sunday (19 August) in the School of Arts Studios (behind the BP) at 2pm. Everyone is welcome.

Above: Narooma Historical Society’s Sylvia Gauslaa and Laurelle Pacey have been delighted with the assistance from many families in putting faces and stories behind the names on Narooma’s First World War Honour Rolls. The Rolls are on the front façade of the Memorial Hall which operates as the Kinema.

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