'NSW and the Great War' - Centenary of Anzac commemorative book

'NSW and the Great War' - Centenary of Anzac commemorative book

 His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret'd) Governor of New South Wales launched New South Wales and the Great War at Government House on Wednesday 9 November 2016.

NSW and the Great War  is an authoritative history that uses the rich visual and written records held by the Anzac Memorial, the State Library of NSW, NSW State Records, the NSW Department of Education and the University of Sydney to reveal the impact of war on the ordinary citizens of NSW, in theatres of combat and at home in our cities, towns and rural communities. 

The Governor described this Centenary of Anzac commemorative publication as a "visually arresting and authoritative account of NSW during and after the Great War" he went on to express his delight that a copy of the book is being gifted to every school and library across the State. 

The book retails for $35 with all proceeds going to the Anzac Memorial in support of new interpretive and education programs, heritage conservation and the management of the Memorial’s collection of military artefacts.

You can purchase a copy of New South Wales and the Great War from Gleebooks and the State Library shop or online book store

'NSW and the Great War' cover art

Cover image: Premier William Holman, hat in hand, in Macquarie Street, Sydney, addressing the Waratah 'snowball' recruits who had marched from the south coast of NSW, 17 December 1915, courtesy State Records NSW

NEW SOUTH WALES AND THE GREAT WAR
by Naomi Parry and Brad Manera with Will Davies and Stephen Garton,
published by Longueville Media, 2016.
Commissioned by the NSW Centenary of Anzac Advisory Council and delivered by the Anzac History Committee under the guidance of Air Vice-Marshal Bob Treloar AO with financial support from Veolia and Networks NSW