Sat 6 Jun 2015Sun 30 Aug 2015

9:30am5:00pm

Western Australian Museum — Perth

Two World War I soldiers posing for a photograph

The small French village of Vignacourt was always behind the front lines. For much of the First World War it was a staging point, casualty clearing station and recreation area for troops of all nationalities moving up to and then back from the battlefields on the Somme. Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt  tells the story of how one enterprising photographer took the opportunity of this passing traffic to establish a business taking portrait photographs.

Captured on glass, printed into postcards and posted home, the photographs made by the Thuillier family enabled Australian soldiers to maintain a fragile link with loved ones in Australia. The Thuillier collection covers many of the significant aspects of Australian involvement on the Western Front, from military life to the friendships and bonds formed between the soldiers and civilians. The exhibition showcases a selection of the photographs as handmade traditional darkroom prints and draws on the Memorial's own collections to tell the story of these men in their own voices.

 

 

Perth Launch

To view a photo gallery of the Perth Launch of Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt click here.

Regional Tour

Two World War I soldiers posing for a photograph

Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt

Sat 12 Sep 2015Sun 29 Nov 2015

10:00am4:30pm

Western Australian Museum – Albany

Residency Road,
Albany,
Western Australia,
6330,
Australia

Two World War I soldiers posing for a photograph

Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt

Sat 12 Dec 2015Sun 14 Feb 2016

10:00am4:30pm

Western Australian Museum – Kalgoorlie-Boulder

17 Hannan Street,
Kalgoorlie,
Western Australia,
6430,
Australia

Two World War I soldiers posing for a photograph

Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt

Sat 27 Feb 2016Sun 1 May 2016

9:30am4:00pm

Western Australian Museum – Geraldton

2 Museum Place,
Batavia Coast Marina
,
Geraldton,
Western Australia,
6530,
Australia


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Two World War I soldiers posing for a photograph

Two soldiers of the 1st Australian Division, 1916

AWM P10550.041 Courtesy Kerry Stokes Collection, The Louis and Antoinette Thuillier Collection

Getting Here

Western Australian Museum - Perth Map

Address

Perth Cultural Centre,
James Street
,
Perth,
Western Australia,
6000,
Australia

Phone
1300 134 081

Western Australian Museum - Perth Map

By Train
The Western Australian Museum — Perth is located within walking distance of Perth Train Station, visit the Transperth website for timetables.

By Bus
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Accessibility
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