Beyond the Battle


 This 2 year project is about showing the faces and telling the stories of our World War One service people. It will result in a documentary style film portraying many Gannawarra Shire WW1 servicemen and women. It will also broaden to include those from other areas and nations who moved to the Gannawarra Shire at any time after the war. In this way, we have stories from all over the world that reflect what was happening during The Great War. The project will include contributions in the form of digital copies of images, documents and other materials provided by members of the community, relating to family members who served.

 The documentary film, which will incorporate some of the images/stories collected, will be screened at 2 community cinema events on Remembrance Day 2017 and 2018, closing our ANZAC centenary commemorations. This project will sensitively explore all facets of Gannawarra’s involvement in The Great War, acknowledging our indigenous servicemen and women, the understanding of how war affects everyone- from those who serve to those who keep the home fires burning, as well as how our community today is different and similar to that of 1914-1918.

 All research data collected for the project, including images and documents, will then be a permanent record and publicly accessible through the Gannawarra Library Services.

To submit your families story please make an appointment with Kristie Dean, Beyond the Battle's Project Officer via the form below.