2017 Change of Meeting Place
With the closure of Bridie O'Reilly's Irish Pub (the former Sarah Sands Hotel), we will be meeting at Sherwood House - SITEWORKS, 33 Saxon St, Brunswick VIC 3056. Map available here.
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For the past year or so I have been asking for letters, postcards, medals etc. of Brunswick people who had gone off to WWI. Several people responded to my request and I am extremely grateful to these people for taking the trouble of answering my call for help.
Now I have another request, which possibly does not relate to our members in the BCHG but may relate to friends or to neighbours.
I am trying to locate Moreland residents, whose forefathers participated in WWI and who were not part of the British Empire..
My grandfather was a POW in Siberia in WWI and my grandmother told me that she had to wait several years for her betrothed to come home from the front.
I have spoken to several "naturalised Australians" living in Brunswick and the City of Moreland, whose grandfather was also involved in this "Great War"
Please let me know if you have such a friend or neighbour and the country of origin of their forefathers.
I feel that on this 100th anniversary of WWI, we need to remember and to commemorate all who fought, all who survived and all who made the supreme sacrifice and gave their life.
- Francesca Folk-Scolaro
President, Brunswick Community History Group
PO Box 8, Brunswick VIC 3056
Phone: 03 9387 1194
The Brunswick Community History Group is interested in collecting and publishing local history stories.
We often get requests for information about great-grandparents or other family members which we cannot supply, but we are happy to publish whatever information the person researching his or her family history has already found out, in our quarterly magazine 'Fusion'. Quite often this has led to further information or even contact with long lost family or friends.