Category Archives: World War 1

Film night and talk – To Beersheba and back – the story of the Australian Lighthorse charge at Beersheba on 31 October 1917

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Charge at Beersheba on 31 October 1917 by the Australian Lighthorse, Penrith City Library will be screening the 1987 film The Lighthorsemen. Prior to the film screening Information Librarian Lorraine Stacker will give … Continue reading

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1917 Our Fallen

Penrith Library staff are in the process of compiling a biography of each of the local men who fell in 1917. Their names appear on local memorials across our City. Please check out our updated biographies on these men as … Continue reading

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2017 History Calendar is out now!

On sale for just $10 at Penrith Library Penrith Library’s 2017 history calendar acknowledges the many local school anniversaries that will be celebrated in 2017. In particular, Penrith Public School in High Street, which opened 100 years ago on its … Continue reading

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Our 1915 Fallen

Those of you who attended the Annual History Conference in March 2015, will have received in your Conference pack an early version of the Our 1915 Fallen booklet. This booklet listed the men of the Penrith and St Marys area … Continue reading

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St Marys’ War Memorial mystery solved – A A Mitchell

Who was A A Mitchell – that was the question? He appears on the War Memorial in Victoria Park as a returned soldier and has been a mystery. Albert Arthur Mitchell was the son of Henry and Sarah Mitchell. The … Continue reading

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