17 of 70 men who enlisted at Apollo Bay. Apollo Bay & District Historical Society collection

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Funded by the Apollo Bay & District Historical Society

1914-1918: A Centenary of Commemoration of World War One

Descendants of the men and women from Apollo Bay and District have permitted the Historical Society to use their letters, diaries and memoirs, which along with war records allows us to tell the stories of the men and women from the district who enlisted in World War One. By donating these valuable records we can 'hear the voices' from history on a CD World War I Stories from Apollo Bay.

The stories have been written by Liz Haughton and Jan Lewis. Narrated by Liz Haughton and the 'voices' of the men and women in the stories who have been read by Ted Stuckey, Lindy Waylan, Sue McKenzie, Simon Witham, Virgil Morrow, Neville Haughton, John Rowlands, Jo Miles and Jan Lewis. The CD was recorded and edited by Kate Cousland, September 2014.

The Society has also supported the students of the Apollo Bay P-12 Collect to produce their own tributes to some of the men and women from Apollo Bay who were involved in World War One. The audio stories and DVD tributes can be found on the Apollo Bay Community website.

The Apollo Bay & District Historical Society acknowledges the families who are the descendants of men and women whose letters, diaries and memoirs have been used, along with war records, to tell the stories on this CD.

Letters from Jim Turner: Permission to reproduce given by Merle Bettie.
Letter Mary Anne Shepherdson to Mrs C Pengilly: Permission to reproduce given by Laura Pengilley.
Memories of Apollo Bay: Kath Shanahan. Permission to reproduce by Peter Shanahan.
Ted's Tales: Clarence Methven Perkins, Apollo Bay, Victoria.
Diary of Albert Marriner, August 1915 - July 1917: Permission to reproduce by Les Marriner.
Fro Apollo Bay to the Trenches, Victor Cawood's Diary February 1915 - August 1917: Apollo Bay and District Historical Society (1998). Permission to reproduce by Bruce and Marion Cawood.
Diary Stanley Currie: Permission to reproduce given by Gordon Currie.
Memorial Address Lance Corporal CT Stanford: By J. W. Heaton, 4 August 1918.
War Records from: Apollo Bay & District Historical Society, Apollo Bay RSL, National Archives of Australia Service Records, AIF Data Base, Australian War Memorial and the Australian Light Horse Association.

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The project was developed during 2014 and opened at the Apollo Bay Museum in September 2014

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