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Ms Lauren Hewitt on The Lost Diggers


The Military History Society of New South Wales Incorporated presents

Ms Lauren Hewitt

on “The Lost Diggers”.

This Lecture by Ms Lauren Hewitt (Curator of Photographs at the Australian War Memorial) will be based on a collection of 800 photographic plates found in the attic of a farmhouse in Vignacourt, France. This remarkable collection of images recording the lives of diggers stationed in Vignacourt during World War I was acquired by Mr Kerry Stokes and generously donated to the Australian War Memorial.

Lauren Hewitt has a background in photography having completed her Bachelor of Arts (Photomedia with Honours) at the ANU in 2003. Hewitt has always worked in collecting institutions, starting her career at the National Library of Australia where she was privileged to work with photographic collections as well-known as Frank Hurley and Wolfgang Sievers; the National Museum of Australia; and at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS). In 2010 she joined the Memorial curatorial staff and was assistant curator on the Remember me: the lost diggers of Vignacourt exhibition.


Thursday, 12 September, 2013, 11:00am – 12:00pm

History House, 133 Macquarie St, SYDNEY


This is a FREE event but RSVP is essential by Tuesday 10 September 2013 as numbers are restricted (02) 9660-7225 or 0418-400-825,


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The Lost Diggers – September 2013


Photo courtesy of Vignacourt - Lost Diggers photographs, Australian War Memorial

Photo courtesy of Vignacourt – Lost Diggers photographs, Australian War Memorial