Four actors; three female, and one male who plays the multiple roles of husband, sweetheart, brother and the iconic role of ‘the unknown soldier’ perform The Girls in Grey.
The fall of Rabaul on January 23, 1942, will forever be linked with two tragedies, the massacres at Tol and Waitavalo that claimed at least 158 lives on February 4 that year, and the loss of 1053 soldiers and civilians aboard the Montevideo Maru on June 30.
Noel William Hall was born on the 25th November 1913, in Hawthorn, Victoria. His birth date was expected to be on Christmas Day earning him the first name of Noel to lead the more traditional name of William Hall. Noel was educated at Scotch College, Hawthorn, and followed in his father William’s footsteps by creating […]
Warren Perry was of an era wherein he shared his Long March of Everyman with the outstanding figures of Australia’s military heritage. Born on 28 January 1909 at Brighton-le-Sands, Sydney, he was a boy during the Great War; a teenager during the Great Depression; Union Bank clerk, Militia Gunner officer and an evening student at […]
During the First World War, 60,000 Australian soldiers were killed and a further 90,000 were physically or mentally disabled. War disability transformed the lives of thousands of Australian families who welcomed home a ‘changed’ man. Although the Commonwealth Repatriation Department provided pensions, hospitals and medical treatment for ex-servicemen, in many instances much of the practical […]