Visit to Dunedin Public Library for the opening of the Reed Gallery Exhibition, Keepsakes: Souvenirs of the Great War.  Two thoughts:

  • Good display of ephemera from the 1915 Knox College Reunion ‘Somewhere in France’.  Special reference was made Adam Madill, the Presbyterian Minister who resigned his charge to fight in World War I.  He was killed in a raid on German trenches in France.  There’s a date to keep for 2015 at the Castle, the centenary of that event.
  • Troopship newsletters were produced by soldiers on their way to the front.  They are an unexplored source of genealogical information.  I wonder if any of my ancestors are mentioned in the collection.