Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Maitland Regional Museum hosts WWI Tunnelling Corps exhibition at Brough House

From the Maitland Mercury report:
The Maitland Regional Museum has begun to unearth the forgotten stories of the World War I Tunnelling Corps with its latest exhibition.
Museum director Janece McDonald said the strong turnout on the opening night, the diverse groups who had ­visited the exhibition and the exhibition’s success in unearthing untold history highlights the need for Maitland Regional Museum to be granted funding for its own space.
Currently the museum does not have its own designated building but instead relies on community spaces to host exhibitions in its name.
Dr McDonald said numerous descendents of tunnellers have attended the exhibition to tell and immortalise their ancestor’s stories. She told The Mercury the tale of a Cessnock man, a son of a tunneller, who was keen to shed light on his father’s experience in the corps.

Full article available at Maitland Mercury, Oct. 13, 2015.