The culmination of two years’ work was celebrated in the launch of the film ‘The Last Goodbye’ at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka on Sunday the 8th November.
Shown to a full audience in the intimate hemispherical M.A.D.E theatre, the 18 minute documentary explored the meaning of World War One and remembrance for Ballarat. “It was beautiful,” said one audience member. “Very moving,” said another. “I had a tear in my eye by the end of it and I saw other people did too.”
In 1914 Australia went to war. Thousands of young recruits passed through Ballarat on their way to the front, to prepare for battle and to say a last goodbye.
This documentary film explores the meaning of remembrance and looks at the way the Great War changed us, through the eyes of young people of Ballarat today.
The film was launched on Sunday the 8th November at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka.
Click here to read a full report of the event.
Photographs by Aldona Kmiec and Lucinda Horrocks.