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Stories of War

Stories of War from the University Collections

24 April to 2 October 2015

During World War I the University of Sydney played a unique role in the War effort, with the expertise of its academic staff and students in high demand. The members of the University responded with enthusiasm and bravery, with 200 students and 36 staff on active service overseas by the end of 1915. As the war progressed, so too did the need for qualified doctors, engineers, scientists and veterinarians. As early as 1916, the University recognised the importance of honouring and memorialising the efforts of its community and the lives lost, and began to collect letters, photographs, records, stories and publications. Drawn primarily from the University Archives and Rare Books and Special Collections, with contributions from the Macleay Museum and the Faculties of Medicine and Education and Social Work, this exhibition explores the nuanced and varied ways in which the University, and its men and women, experienced, understood and responded to World War I.

Where: Exhibition Space, Level 2, Fisher Library
Eastern Avenue, Camperdown Campus, University of Sydney
Cost: FREE and open daily to the public. Closed Public Holidays.
Times: Opening times vary, please check the website

Photo detail: General Birdwood inspecting the No. 3 A.G. Hospital A.I.F. in France. Sydney University Medical Journal, 1917.