Home front: wartime Sydney 1939-45
Starts: Saturday, 31 March 12
Ends: Sunday, 09 September 12
- Wheelchair accessible
- Free with museum entry: Adult $10 | Child/Concession $5 | Family $20 | Members free
- Daily 9.30 am - 5 pm
- Event type:
- Heritage Category:
- Historic Houses Trust NSW
- Museum of Sydney on the site of first Government House
- 02 9251 5988
On 3 September 1939 Prime Minister Robert Menzies broadcast to the nation that Australia was at war with Germany. Although the battlefields were thousands of miles away, the war also significantly affected those at home, who were urged to support the war effort. For most Australians, life during World War II was a strange combination of loneliness, excitement, opportunity, austerity, love and grief.
‘Home front: wartime Sydney 1939–45′ explores the experiences of Sydneysiders living on the home front during World War II. Through a fascinating array of paintings, photographs, film, costume, objects and personal memorabilia, this exhibition follows the wartime events that shaped, challenged and changed the lives of generations of Australians.
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