Item 6: Anthee Belgium 1 January 1919

Accession Number PUBS002/005/003/001/006
Collection number Souvenirs 2 5/3/1/6
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 24.2 x 19.2cm
Object type Souvenir
Maker Unknown
Place made Belgium: Anthee
Date made 1919
Conflict Period 1910-1919
First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Message from a Belgian town after the First World War. This is a message to Australian soldiers from children in the Belgian village of Anthee dated 1 January 1919. The note is written in French and wishes Australian soldiers in the villages of Anthee and Miavoye a happy new year. The note also reads that it hopes the soldiers will remember them as they will always be remembered by the village. A printed image, later coloured, of a kangaroo standing under an arch of wattle with an Australian flag also features on the note.