During the First World War, thousands of South Australian men and women contributed to the war effort in France and on the Western Front.
To mark the centenary of the 1918 victory and to recognise and understand the enduring connections formed between France and South Australia, Flinders University’s College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences is organising a public event titled South Australians in France.
The South Australians In France team aims to search through metropolitan and regional South Australia for war-era artefacts. South Australians In France has created a Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SAinFrance/ presenting some of the fascinating finds that have already been collected, to prompt more people to make contact and present their family heirlooms from the French battlefields.
The most significant objects will be presented at a South Australians In France public event in Adelaide on 23 and 24 February 2018, being organised by Flinders University’s College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. It will reflect the style of an Antiques Roadshow event, enabling French scholars and Australian experts to interact with the public to tell the stories behind their families’ World War I relics.
Be a part of this exciting project, first by ‘liking’ or ‘following’ our Facebook page. Then post a picture of your WWI object and add a brief description of its history.