Education

Longwood honours Victorian veterans

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November 14, 2017

Nathan Groom (pointing) from Longwood Primary School takes his classmates through the exhibition. Picture: The Euroa Gazette

David and Leeane Baker take a closer look at some of photos taken during the Gallipoli campaign. Picture: The Euroa Gazette

Shire of Strathbogie Mayor Amanda McClaren opens the exhibition, joined by Neil Tubb, great nephew of VC winner Fred Tubb, and the Shrine of Remembrance's Jean McAuslen and Katrina Nicolson.

Local school groups and interested people have the chance to view a photographic display of Australian war-time history at Longwood this month.

The World War I centenary exhibition Australia Will Be There: Victorians in the First World War (1914-19) officially opened last week at Longwood Community Centre.

Exhibition organiser Anne Murray said about 110 people attended the ceremony.

‘‘We had all age groups and all sorts of people there,’’ she said.

‘‘It’s really good for a tiny little town.’’

The exhibition features more than 100 photographs drawn from major collections, including the Australian War Memorial and State Library of Victoria, and from families of those who served.

Guests at the official opening were treated to a curator’s floor talk, and schools will receive a lecture if they bring a group along to the exhibition.

The exhibition is open Tuesday to Thursday and weekends.

For more information, phone Anne Murray on 0458 110 711.

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