Hinkler Hall of Aviation’s upcoming Windows into Wartime photographic exhibition will commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the First World War.
The exhibition, which has been produced by NSW State Archives for the Centenary of Anzac, presents a selection of images from the NSW Government Printing Office Photographic Branch during and immediately after the Great War.
As society mobilised on the home front in support of Australia’s military effort overseas, government photographers were on the ground in Sydney and across the state shooting the images.
They photographed a raft of activities and produced an extraordinary body of work that not only documented but promoted and shaped how the people of NSW responded to the impact and upheaval caused by the First World War.
Exhibition curator, Dr Penny Stannard said new digital technology had enabled the original glass plate images captured by these photographers to be brought to life 100 years later, allowing new generations to learn about this important part of our history.
“It provides us with the opportunity to re-discover and fully appreciate the technology of early 20th Century photography and the role that it played in capturing our history,” she said.
Set to open across the Anzac Day long weekend, the Windows into Wartime exhibition provides an opportunity for the community to delve into rich history.
This is a free exhibition.
The exhibition is on from Friday 22 April to Wednesday 25 May with Hinkler Hall of Aviation only closed on Anzac Day.
As part of the Australian Heritage Festival there will be a guided tour from 2 – 3 pm on Thursday 28 April.
This will be followed by afternoon tea. Bookings are essential and can be made by calling Hinkler Hall of Aviation on 4130 4400.
About Hinkler Hall of Aviation
Hinkler Hall of Aviation, Fairymead House Sugar History Museum and the Bundaberg and District Historical Museum are three great attractions all located at the Bundaberg Botanic Gardens.
What: Windows into Wartime
Where: Hinkler Hall of Aviation
When: 22 April – 25 May (Please note, Hinkler Hall of Aviation is closed on Anzac Day)
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