Beyond the Battle
This 2 year project is telling the stories of our World War One service people. It will result in a documentary style film and digital honour roll of 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. 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 in Cohuna and 2018 in Kerang, 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 served, 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.
Beyond the Battle - WW1 Photos needed for 2018 screening
Council will be presenting their WW1 Beyond the Battle Documentary Video and Digital Honour Roll at the Kerang Memorial Hall on Remembrance Day 2018. The project endeavours to locate and feature as many photos as possible of WW1 Service Men and Women from the region. A list of Service Men and Women we are still needing photographs for is attached below. We encourage you to check this list and submit photos of your relatives so we can honour and preserve their memory for future generations to come. Photos and information can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or via the Kerang Library.
Beyond the Battle Photos Needed List(PDF, 71KB)
To submit your families story please make an appointment with Kristie Dean, Beyond the Battle's Project Officer via the form below.