Monday, November 16, 2015

Pack up your troubles: Music and the Great War

The current exhibition running at the University of Melbourne’s Grainger Museum: “Pack Up Your Troubles : Musiic and the Great War”, highlights the music and musicians of the First World War. Among the ‘exhibits’ are items once belonging to a 21st Battalion bandsman from Diamond Creek, Herbert Godber. There’s his tiny diary, photos of the band in France and a Christmas card sent to his fiancee Ivy Partington back in Greensborough. Herbert Godber (1892-1980) enlisted in 1915 and returned to Diamond Creek in 1919. Listen to the sounds of the brass as you view the memorabilia, loaned by descendants of the Godber family.  The exhibition is on till December 23.  Visit  Grainger Museum at the University of Melbourne to learn more.

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