Opening ceremony, Mosman Cottage, Frenchs Forest Soldier Settlement, 1916. NRS 4481 MS 4860
Windows into Wartime engages with a selection of images produced by photographers from the NSW Government Printing Office during and immediately after the First World War. From advancements in public health to volunteer movements, recruitment campaigns and patriotic fundraising events, to the formation of the Red Cross in Australia and the establishment of soldier support schemes, government photographers were on the ground shooting the image. They were not only documenting but promoting and shaping how NSW mobilised in support of Australia’s war effort. Today, this collection of historic images—reproduced for this exhibition from original glass plate negatives—coupled with research within and beyond the State archives, provides us with a unique insight into the NSW home front during the First World War.
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