100th Anniversary of Declaration of WW1 in Bendigo

  There was a large crowd of people gathered to see the re-enactment of this historical event today at the Town Hall Gardens in Bendigo. Cr Rod Fyffe re-enacted the role of the mayor who read out loud the telegram announcing that Australia was at war.      

Book Review: Do not forget Australia

Book Review: Do Not Forget Australia, Sally Murphy and Sonia Kretschmar, Walker Books, 2012, ISBN 978 1 921529 86 3. Hb. $29.95   This story is set during WW1 in a small village in France called Villers-Bretonneux and a home in Melbourne, Australia. It is a fictionalised account of the suffering the French people experiencedContinue reading “Book Review: Do not forget Australia”

Book Review: Fromelles Australia’s Bloodiest Day at War.

Book Review: Fromelles Australia’s Bloodiest Day at War, by Carole Wilkinson. (2011) $18.99, ISBN 978 1742 031767, The Drum, black dog books.   I have just had the privilege of reading another book by Carole Wilkinson who in my opinion is a master storyteller. In this incredibly moving book, fiction is added to fact asContinue reading “Book Review: Fromelles Australia’s Bloodiest Day at War.”