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Museum of the Great Southern

Eliza Callcott seated for a portrait photo

Six soldiers serving in the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) during World War One sent over one hundred postcards to home-nurse Eliza ‘Lida’ Jane Downey of Boulder, Western Australia, while training or on active duty overseas. Three were young men she knew from Kalgoorlie-Boulder. The others were relatives. Sadly most were killed, wounded or medically incapacitated, while serving on the Western Front.

The showcase features over 100 postcards sent from this period.

Eliza Callcott seated for a portrait photo

Eliza 'Lida' Jane Downey

Image copyright WA Museum

Getting Here


Residency Road,
Western Australia,

(08) 9841 4844


By Bus
The Museum of the Great Southern is located within walking distance of the town centre, which is serviced by the several bus services, visit the PTA website for timetables.

By Car
Parking is available in onsite.