ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF AUSSIE DIGGER HUMOUR – ONE WAY AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS MAKE THEIR VOICES HEARD

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Lancer Barracks – Royal New South Wales Lancers [Image supplied]

A message from the NSW Lancers Memorial Museum:

10am to 4pm daily, 6th and 7th May 2017

After the solemnity and reflection of ANZAC Day, the NSW Lancers Memorial Museum is running an unusual exhibition showing how Diggers have poked fun at danger, injury, appalling conditions and the pompous (usually Officers), from the Boer War in 1899 to the present day.

Using a rich and rare collection of soldier’s diaries, cartoons, official and unofficial trench news sheets, unit publications and period commercial magazines, see how Digger humour has evolved over 120 years, always reflecting the standards of the day but always pushing the boundaries of the acceptable. See what was acceptable yesterday but not today, and what is acceptable today but would not have been in times gone by. Victorian humour was very different from today’s.

$5 dollar entry to the exhibition also gives entry to the entire heritage listed Museum collection, including its fleet of historic armoured fighting vehicles.     

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