Sunday, 11 November 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Armistice which ended the First World War (1914–18).
Our Library is currently hosting Bravest of the Brave, a travelling exhibition developed for the Community History Unit of History SA. It recognises the courage and sacrifice of the South Australian men who enlisted to fight in the First World War.
This travelling exhibition explains the moving stories of the eight South Australians awarded the Victoria Cross in the First World War: Arthur Blackburn, Phillip Davey, Roy Inwood, Jørgen Jensen, John Leak, Arthur Sullivan, Lawrence Weathers and James Parks Woods.
The Victoria Cross is the highest award for acts of bravery in wartime. The Victoria Cross (VC) is the highest and most prestigious award. It is awarded for gallantry "in the presence of the enemy" and may be awarded posthumously.
The exhibition includes each soldier’s citation and replica medals, and background information on the individuals and the First World War. This is important as it tells some of the story of the person behind the Victoria Cross.