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Gallipoli - Our Story

While war was fought in far off places, its impact and Australia's concern with defence has shaped the City of Charles Sturt. From fear of Russian invasion, to a new start for those fleeing conflict and its aftermath, war changed us.

Gallipoli: Our Story. A digital exhibition.

In 2008, we hosted the exhibition 'Gallipoli: the South Australian Story', developed by the History Trust of SA to tell the story of South Australia's significant contribution to the Gallipoli campaign. We asked local high school students to bring this story, and in particular the of the stories of our young men and women who contributed to this and other World War One campaigns, home to the City of Charles Sturt. Students were invited to research a World War One serviceman from the Charles Sturt area, and to share their story and the impact of World War One on the local community in a short digital 'exhibition'. The following digital exhibitions were developed by year nine history students from St Michael's College, Henley Beach.

We invite you to watch each exhibition, and reflect and remember.

John Ray Sommerville Video (487 kb)

Private Kenneth Singleton Crowther (38664 kb)

Private L Mahoney (1385 kb)

Private Lloyd Leonard Mahoney (717 kb)

Sargent Roy Pickering (1919 kb)

This project was developed in partnership with RSL sub-branches from the City of Charles Sturt area (Henley & Grange, West Croydon-Kilkenny, and Seaton Park), and supported by a grant from the ANZAC Day Commemoration Council.

The films featured are an interpretation of the impact of war on one person and one community, as told through the eyes of year nine students of St Michael's College, Henley Beach. For this reason, the stories told and statements made are not representative of or endorsed in anyway by the City of Charles Sturt or its project partners.

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