Beyond the Battle in Cohuna

November 09, 2017

FOLLOWING the community Remembrance Day service in Cohuna on Saturday Gannawarra Shire Council will screen part one of their Beyond the Battle Project.

The service will be held at the Cohuna Memorial Hall followed by the project which recognises and tells the stories of World War One service men and women.

Mayor Brian Gibson said it was a two year project funded by the Victoria Remembers Program.

‘‘This screening captures the information and images we have found to date and we will continue to build on that information for the final screening in Kerang on Remembrance Day 2018,’’ he said.

‘‘All research data collected for the project, including images and documents, will then be a permanent record and publicly accessible through the Gannawarra Library Services.’’

The council have 1100 names on the Beyond the Battle files that have been taken from honour boards and project research.

‘‘A lot of work goes in to a project like this and I would especially like to thank all the people who have come forward with information,’’ Cr Gibson said.

‘‘Special thanks to the members of the Project Steering Committee, the Cohuna Historical Society with a special mention for Joy Calder, Ted Jackson, Betta Electrical Kerang, the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s Victoria Remembers program, arts and culture officer Kirsty Orr, manager of libraries Kerri Sidorow and lastly but certainly not least, our Beyond the Battle Project Officer Kristie Dean.

‘‘Kristie brings a great range of skills to the project but most importantly for her it has been a labour of love and we are the beneficiaries.’’

There will be morning tea at the Cohuna Memorial Hall from 11.30am with part one of the film to show at 12pm.

Entry is free and all are welcome.

If you would like more information on this project or would like to contribute your family stories or memorabilia contact the Kerang Library or [email protected]

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