SOMEWHERE IN FRANCE, AUSTRALIANS ON THE WESTERN FRONT 1914-1918 – PHOTOGRAPHY

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From 1st of january 2019 to 31th december 2019
For several years, the City Museum has worked with the University of Melbourne on the period of the Great War. The exhibition realized by the students of the University under the direction of their French teacher, Diane de Saint-Leger, presented in Melbourne, has been reworked and translated by the English Masters students of the University of New Caledonia. Supported by the City of Noumea, the Australian Consulate and the Museum Circle of the city, the exhibition will be inaugurated Monday, September 3 at 18h.
This new exhibition presents the Australian troops sent to the Franco-Belgian front during the First World War, and relates, beyond the facts of war, the Australian soldiers’ vision of a country, its customs, its language, its landscapes … It is composed:
– of a chronology, illustrated with photos and letters of Australian and New Caledonian soldiers, presenting the big dates for the Pacific troops
– of panels on 9 themes : Killing time (theater, sport, etc.), Free time at the front (reading, correspondence, painting), Melbourne mobilizes (Charity Works), Long live France! (Days of Charity), Living in France (the daily newspaper), Parley-Voo? (Problems of language), Newspapers trenches, In first line (life in front), On leave (tourism vision)
– of windows with objects and archives of the Caledonian families who joined the Anzac
– videos.

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