The Wollondilly Heritage Centre | Boys from Burragorang and Beyond in WW1
Image: Private Lance Stevens, born in The Oaks enlisted February 1917. Arrived in France July 8th 1918.Killed in action August 23rd 1918. Age 21
Explore the stories of the servicemen from the Burragorang Valley who enlisted for the First World War with others from the local area. The Burragorang Valley is significant to this museum because it was flooded in 1958 to provide a water supply for Sydney by the Warragamba dam. Home to the Gundungorra First People and later Irish ticket of leave convicts who became farmers and many more settlers, they gave up their sons and their horses to the Empire’s cause in 1914 and joined other local men in Egypt, Palestine and Europe. The exhibition tells a unique local story featuring objects from the collection and the local community. An accompanying exhibition HER WAR will open on International Women’s Day 2016 featuring the women’s stories and the home front.
For more information contact the Wollondilly Heritage Centre on (02) 4657 1796 or visit the website.