Remembering our WWI local heroes


Remembering our WWI local heroes

Remembrance Day Exhibition

Remembrance Day, originally called Armistice Day, commemorates the end of WWI through the signing of the armistice which occurred on November 11, 1918 - the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month.

In the four years of the war more than 330,000 Australians served overseas and more than 60,000 of them died. It remains the costliest conflict in terms of deaths and casualties.

We have carefully curated a display of WWI stories and memorabilia, all drawn from the local area, to honour this significant event in history. The theme for our Exhibition is 'BROTHERS IN ARMS' - stories of local families who waved off multiple sons to war and the tremendous loss they experienced as a result.

These family stories are featured in our Exhibition in-centre or click through to read the stories here.

*All stories were taken from the book 'Service and Sacrifice, Sutherland Shire Memorials 1914-1918" Marilyn Handley and Susanne Hewitt, 2015.

The Beer brothers
The Bentley brothers
The Bray brothers
The Cook brothers
The Dwyer brothers
The Ferguson brothers
The Gray brothers
The Midgley brothers
The Myers brothers
The Popplewell brothers
The Small brothers
The Whipp brothers

While you're in-centre, don't forget to visit our stunning Poppy Tree display, a community initiative created last year to commemorate the Centenary of Armistice.