This haunting, large-scale WWI imagery will stop you in your tracks – and compel you to contemplate the legacy of the Great War. Images will appear at 12 outdoor sites in and around Jetty Road, Glenelg, Jetty Road, Brighton and the Glenelg Air Raid Shelter, and will be replaced every six months.
The project involves local businesses and property owners who are allowing the use of their properties’ walls to display imagery and text; and is supported by the Jetty Road Mainstreet Management Committee.
The project involves researching historical information on military personnel, auxiliary personnel and nurses; interpreting stories and imagery; mounting enlarged photographic images and accompanying interpretative data; and developing a site map marking the location of imagery in order to provide an educational resource.
The exhibition runs until 2018, to reflect the duration of WWI.
$25,700 in funding has been provided by the Australian Government’s ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program.
As part of the project, staff and volunteers from the Holdfast Bay Local History Centre are researching the local men and women who served their country in the Great War.
You can download the PDF map under Resources to right of this page.