Friday 10 August 2007 by Craig Tibbitts. 2 comments
To Flanders Fields, 1917, Exhibition

10 August - Year of bloodshed best not forgotten, The Sydney Morning Herald

10 August - Exhibition evokes cruel days of 1917, The Canberra Times

11 August - Miners of Messines, The Australian


martin richardson

One of the things wrong with living on the Sunshine Coast is that it is so difficult to visit the many exhibitions down south. I have read with great interest the various articles on 'To Flanders Fields' and was wondering if you have brochures. If yes, is it possible to have them sent to me. Also will a book be available?

Best wishes

Martin A Richardson
Queensland, Australia


Hello Martin,

Many thanks for your positive comments on the blog articles and I'm glad you're finding them interesting. I understand your problem in being so far away from us here in Canberra. One of the main reasons we wanted to create the blog was to cater for those like yourself, who are unable to visit the exhibition in person.

There are no pamphlets as such, however there is a 45-page booklet on the exhibition. You can order it online via the Memorial's Online Shop (look under New Releases). It sells for AUD $7.95 plus postage and handling.


Craig Tibbitts
(Blog Editor/Adminstrator)

Peter Matthews

Will the exhibit be returning this winter?

Editor's response: No, Peter To Flanders Fields, 1917 was a one-off exhibition, so it won't be returning this year. However, in October our next temporary exhibition about the Western Front will open. This will follow on from the previous two years commemorating the 90th anniversaries of 1916 and 1917, and now 1918. It's called Advancing to Victory, 1918. There will be an exhibition blog launched for this later down the track. Cheers, Craig Tibbitts