War display at UWA

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on October 11, 2019

AN EXHIBITION exploring the lives of university staff and students during and after WWI is now on display at the University of Western Australia’s Albany campus.

The Armistice Project was created by the Perth-based UWA Historical Society and the University Club of WA and features photographs and letters from personal archives, public collections and historical records.

The Albany UWA campus will host a selection of the exhibition, while the rest remains in Perth.

“The university men and women featured in this exhibition have stories that may link and overlap and complement each other, yet each remains singularly poignant in its own way,” curator Holly Langford-Smith said.

“They were friends to some, enemies to others; they were healers, trainers, researchers and soldiers; they were family and they were strangers.

“Most importantly, they were human beings, resilient and real.”

The exhibition is open now until November 1, and then from November 18 to January 31, 9am to 5pm.

Entry is free.