Great Southern Line Anzac Story Moss Vale Launch
As timeless as railway tracks, as graceful as a new dawn, five commemorative sculptures will remember World War One veterans at the Goulburn, Moss Vale and Picton railway stations. Acclaimed visual artist Tracy Luff has developed designs for each location based on consultation and research. The commemorative works and locations recognise the essential role the Great Southern Line (between Sydney and Melbourne) was for returning veterans for reemployment on their return. Southern Tablelands Arts conceived the idea, following an article by Leon Oberg a railway history buff in the Goulburn Post.
Collaborating with researcher Dr Mary Hutchison from the Australian National University, Ms Luff has drawn on stories of struggle, survival and resilience in the aftermath of the Great War. “These are the stories of railway workers who worked on the Great Southern Line, enlisted and fought in World War One, and then returned to once again work on the railway,’’ Ms Luff says.
The first of the commemorative sculptures will be launched at Moss Vale Railway Station on Friday the 23rd of February at 10am. If you wish to attend, please RSVP by Monday the 19th of February by calling Giselle on 02 4823 4407 or emailing to [email protected]