Honouring Aboriginal diggers from the Hawkesbury and Blue Mountains areas

Hawkesbury Library Service will have a special touring exhibition of Aboriginal ANZAC WWI diggers from the Blue Mountains and Windsor areas on display from Wednesday, 26 April to Tuesday, 9 May during Library opening hours.

The exhibition and project website will be officially launched on Wednesday, 26 April at 3:30pm in the Tebbutt Room, Deerubbin Centre, 300 George Street, Windsor. The Mountains Outreach Community Service will celebrate the exhibition by hosting a free afternoon tea as part of the public launch – no need to book.

This is a joint project between the Mountains Outreach Community Service, Blue Mountains People for Reconciliation and Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR). The exhibition focuses on the WWI service of the descendants of Maria (daughter of Darug elder, Yarramundi) and Robert Lock. The project received funding from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs ANZAC Centenary Local Grants Program.

The display consists of photographs and short biographies of 11 members of the wider Lock(e) family. For more information on the project visit www.aboriginaldiggersWW1.com