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Darragh Christie, 17 December 2017 · # · Comment

After Cocos: Holsworthy Concentration Camp

Emden’s survivors were sent (along with other German ‘enemy aliens’) to internment camps for the duration of the war.

Holsworthy Internment Camp, c.1915. Dubotzki collection, Germany

Children’s toys and model Fokker ‘Eindecker’, made by internees in 1916 and 1917, Trial Bay Gaol collection. Photograph by Stephen Thompson

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Darragh Christie, 12 December 2017 · # · Comment

'NO' again Billy

With recruitment falling in 1917, Hughes called for a 2nd plebiscite on conscription. This campaign was just as devisive as the 1916 campaign. On December 20th the nation voted. The answer was; No, again.

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Donna, 16 November 2017 · # · Comment

George Franki

We were saddened to hear of the passing of George Franki. George was an enthusiastic researcher and a valued supporter of Mosman 1914- 1918: Doing Our Bit.

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Darragh Christie, 1 November 2017 · # · Comment

They charged but didn't come home (Beersheba, 1917.)

Mary Lou Byrne recently added this photo to Barry O’Keefe Library’s Trace image archive

Four men, Gerald Digby, Gordon Abbott, Rex Coley and Colin Bull, charged towards Beersheba. Only two came home. from the online archive of the Digby family

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Darragh Christie, 3 October 2017 · # · Comment

A story of the trench

Exactly 100 years ago today Corporal Reginald Dargan had A story of the trench, published in the The Mosman Daily .
The poem was written from 1st hand experience, probably whilst recovering from his 3rd lot of war ending injuries.

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