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October 2018

Postcards: Every Picture Tells a Story

October 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
City of Canada Bay Museum, 1 Bent Street
Concord, NSW 2137 Australia
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Written communication in the form of postcards is no longer fashionable in the age of computer communications.  However, 100 years ago, the postcard was a prime means of communicating with friends and business associates. Multiple mail deliveries per day ensured that messages sent in the morning would be delivered later on the same day. Cards were also often produced for business use and advertised all manner of activities and products. Postcards offer unique insights into the past as they give…

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November 2018

The Menin Gate Lions

November 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
City of Canada Bay Museum, 1 Bent Street
Concord, NSW 2137 Australia
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The Lions had been at the Menin Gate, guarding the entrance to Ypres, during the period of the First World War, when literally thousands of soldiers marched through the gate on their way to the battlefields. At the end of the war the lions, broken and scarred, were recovered from the rubble and, in 1936, the Burgomaster of Ypres presented them to the Australian government as a token of friendship and an acknowledgement of Australia’s sacrifice in the region during…

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