‘The Last Goodbye’ Photo Gallery

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.


The film ‘The Last Goodbye’ is screening every day in the week of 9-14 November 2015 at 12:30pm at M.A.D.E Ballarat. Entry is free for Ballarat residents.

The Memories of War Film and Research Project was a collaboration between the RSL Ballarat, Federation University Australia, the Gold Museum, the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka and Wind & Sky Productions.

As part of the project community members were invited to produce content for the Gold Museum on the topic of ‘Memories of War’. Publication of content began in September 2015 and continues to be published.

The project was funded by the Australian Government Anzac Centenary Local

Grants Program and the Victorian Government Anzac Centenary Major Grants Program.

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