War Stories and Our Town

War Stories and Our Town, saluting the Anzac Centenary

War Stories and Our Town is a year-long program of exhibitions, performances, forums, community activities and commemorative events throughout the Scenic Rim during 2015. Their aim is to explore local Anzac and war history through a variety of community engagement processes, to create legacy material that will build more resilient communities and a stronger sense of identification and connection to place.

One of these is a gripping new work by Goat Track Theatre which is the outcome of the community arts and cultural development project – “Cries of the Kalwun.”

The Project has enabled young people to have a response to what they consider the utility of history and to speak to their concerns about how our stories are constructed. 


The final performance-outcome of the project is not a retelling of war stories, but instead a reframing of the issues raised about war that young people felt compelled to respond to. The result is a “looking glass” through which we are compelled to question the substance of all history.

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These events are supported the Queensland Government for the Queensland Anzac Centenary.

The State Library of Queensland as part of its commitment to Q ANZAC 100: Memories for a New Generation - is hosting an number of Exhibitions and Events providing opportunities to bring our history to life and create a renewed WWI and Anzac legacy for future generations.

You are invited to experience the 2015 Distant Lines exhibition - to discover untold war front experiences through personal letters, diaries, belongings and digital stories.



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Was anything published or produced at the end of this? There must have been hundreds of fascinating stories and contributions worth archiving for the future.