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March 2019

A Dreadful Time for Mothers

10 March at 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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One event on 10 March, 2019 at 2:00pm

Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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$16
Clare Larman (performer) Penny Bristol Jones (collated the diary entries and letters) Maureen Hartley (performer) Kaarin Fairfax (director)

"1916: We stood on the cliff top yesterday, waiting. Look! Look! A ship. We waved madly to them, laughing and crying, making great flourishes of farewell with the tablecloth, leaving our picnic scattered across the rocks. The ship disappeared into the growing gloom. This is such a dreadful time for Mothers everywhere." ‘A DREADFUL TIME FOR MOTHERS’ Readings from the WW1 Diaries and letters of Edie Digby, collated by Penny Bristol Jones, performed by Maureen Hartley and Clare Larman (Violet&Rose…

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A Dreadful Time for Mothers (reprisal)

10 March at 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Old Treasury Building, 20 Spring Street
East Melbourne, VIC 3002 Australia
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$16
Clare Larman (performer) Penny Bristol Jones (collated the diary entries and letters) Maureen Hartley (performer) Kaarin Fairfax (director)

"1916: We stood on the cliff top yesterday, waiting. Look! Look! A ship. We waved madly to them, laughing and crying, making great flourishes of farewell with the tablecloth, leaving our picnic scattered across the rocks. The ship disappeared into the growing gloom. This is such a dreadful time for Mothers everywhere." There are many accounts of the experiences of Australian men serving in WW1,but what of the women? Mothers, wives, sisters and sweethearts the waiting for news could be…

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