'A Farewell Message to Australia' by Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood of Anzac

Accession Number S00202
Collection type Sound
Measurement 10 min
Object type Speech
Physical description sound disc (lacquer); Nicholson; 78 rpm; mono; 12 inch
Maker Birdwood, William Riddell
Nicholson's Broadcasting and Sound Recording Studios, 6PR
Place made Australia: Western Australia, Perth
Date made c1937
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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"By the courtesy of the Australian Broadcasting Commission I am able to send a few words of farewell to my old comrades of the AIF and the NZTF. All throughout the war we were one force in spirit and brotherhood.It seems only yesterday I was sitting drinking on my arrival from the old country, and as times go, it was only yesterday. I should like to repeat, to the great regret of my wife and myself, that the very shortness of our time in this country has, of necessity, prevented us from visiting states other than Western Australia, or from (inaudible) to New Zealand as we would dearly loved to have done...." [full transcript available in attached document]