Seeking Lost Digger Descendants

1 Posted by - 6 March 2014 - Bob's your uncle

A group of French teens and adults from the Maison des Australiens — Vignacourt Association will be touring Australia in July and August 2014 for a self-funded World War I documentary and multi-media project called ʻ(Hi)Story Tellersʼ. For this documentary, we are looking to interview descendants of the World War I diggers who were photographed by Antoinette and Louis Thuillier during the war and have been positively identified by the Australian War Memorial as a Thuillier portrait sitter.

We are particularly interested in hearing from descendants of diggers who had Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander or multicultural heritage, as well as those who still have their ancestor’s personal objects such as medals, diaries or photographs in their possession.

We hope to meet the families of at least one digger from mainland Australia’s state capitals and as such are looking for families living in or willing to travel to Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. (Please note that as a non-profit organisation we are unable to pay interview participants or reimburse any travel expenses.)

Contact: Alison McCallum by email at mccallumalison8[at]gmail.com

Read more about the Maison des Australiens – click here for more information.

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