Tea Gardens groups organise military display

Tea Gardens Library, along with Tea Gardens Sub-Branch RSL, Myall Coast Historical Society, Tea Gardens Family History Group and various other organisations will be offering the community a rare opportunity to take a step back in time.

The display, which will be open from Monday 13 April until Friday 8 May 2015, commemorates 100 years since the Great War and focuses’ on the local environment back in 1914.

It covers the military service of numerous local enlisted men, the theatres of war, an archival presentation and range of artefacts and memorabilia.

“We’re very excited to be hosting such a major event, and the organisers must be praised for their vision and drive,” says Council’s Library Manager, Chris Jones.

“More and more our libraries are becoming important community spaces and we also have a role in celebrating and capturing the nature of our local areas.  This is a highly significant display and it’s great to see the Library being able to play its part.”

So, if you’re interested in how the world was shaped by the Great War and how it affected our local communities, then seeing this wonderful collection, together for the first and possibly last time, is a must.

An official celebration will be held on Friday 24 April.

This will be a private function for family members of those who served from the area, along with significant community representatives.

To avoid any disruption to the public the Library will be open for normal operations during this time.

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