Museum honours Bunbury veterans with WWI exhibition

Friday, 19 October 2018 

The Bunbury Museum and Heritage Centre will pay homage to those who served in the First World War with an exhibition commemorating the Centenary of the Armistice in November.

Remembrance Day – 11 November – marks 100 years since the armistice that ended the war after four years of brutal conflict. More than 32,000 Australians enlisted for service and many – including those from Bunbury – never returned home.

This exhibition honours the bravery of these men and women.

The display includes stories, photographs and artefacts from the WWI that has local, national and international importance for the current and future generations of Australians.

Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan said the exhibition highlighted profound stories that provide thought-provoking insights into the lives of the men and women of Bunbury who served in the war.

“Many did not return and those who did often suffered trauma from their experiences, through this exhibition we honour these individuals,” Mayor Brennan said.

“I encourage the whole community to go see this important display.”

The exhibition will be open on 8 November for two months before closing on 8 January.

The Bunbury Museum is located at 1 Arthur Street, Bunbury and is open from 10am to 4pm Tuesday to Saturday.

Entry is free.

For more information please contact the Museum on 9792 7284 or email museum@bunbury.wa.gov.au or visit the website here or find us on Facebook