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26 Apr 2018 2:04 PM | Anonymous

Australian Community War Memorials on Ceramic Ware

A fascinating talk by Lieutenant Colonel Paul Simadas on local memorials of the Great War and how their depiction on ceramics was a sensitive reminder of the importance of remembering.

Lieutenant Colonel Paul Simadas will present a historical overview of Australian community war memorials, the distinctive types built, how they evolved and the unique characteristics of Australian war memorials found in parks, hospitals, town squares, schools, community centres and more.

A feature of the evening will be a display of his intriguing collection of small ceramic wares portraying images of these Australian war memorials. Items range from plates, dishes cups, shaving mugs to miniature clock and bell towers. These are a wonderful and sensitive ‘Memorial’ in their own right.

In all the years Paul has been collecting he has never found a piece depicting memorials in Tasmania. Perhaps someone out there has one?

Free event and refreshments are provided. Bookings essential via events page of Mosman Council. 

Wednesday 16 May, 7-8.30pm

Barry O'Keefe Library, Mosman, NSW.