Recently I was invited to submit an article for publication to the State Library of Victoria's bi-annual La Trobe Journal (edition No. 98, September 2016). The Journal is now available for purchase.
My article is entitled - "The Sister Evelyn Hutt World War 1 Collection - an Australian nurse at war." It recounts Evelyn's story, her war service on Lemnos and beyond and reproduces some of her beautiful and unique photographs of Lemnos.
Last year I assisted the family of Evelyn - Judith Gunnarsson and Deb Stewart (one of our Committee members) - in donating Evelyn's extensive collection to the State Library of Victoria. My article would not have been possible but for the generosity of Judith and Deb in acquainting me with Evelyn's collection and in donating for the benefit of future generations. And thanks to Committee member Arlene Bennett for introducing his all.
|One of Evelyn's amazing collection of photographs taken on Lemnos in 1915. Evelyn Hutt Collection, State Library of Victoria.|
My article has been published alongside a number of other articles describing and celebrating the State Library's exetensive collection of photographs, letters, diaries and other important memorabilia from the First Wordl War. The edition is entitled: "Collecting and Commemorating World War 1 and the State Library Victoria." Along with the Australian War Memorial and the State Library of NSW, the State library Victoria has one of the most extensive collections of material relating to WW1. This Journal explains the extent, depth and often unique quality of the material held at the Library.
- Bronwyn Hughes "'Y'rs affectionately, Mont': the World War 1 correspondence of William Montgomery", which includes references to Lemnos and the torpedoing of Troopship Southland off Lemnos.
- Lucy Bracey, "Personal records of World War 1: State Library Victoria collection highlights", includes reference to the war diary of Alfred Love and its references to Lemnos; and Chaplain Thomas Bennett's Christmas Billy tin from Lemnos.
The Journal was published this week and is available for purchase at the Readings bookshop outlet at the State Library of Victoria. The Journal price is $30.
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I would like to thank Dr Kevin Molley, Manuscripts Collection Manager, and John Arnold (Jounal co-Editor) for encouraging me to submit my article for publication.
Lemnos Gallipoli Commemorative Committee