Winner – Community History Awards 2020 – Historical Interpretation Award
‘It is 1916 and Annie Slade is 7 years old when her dad joins the Australian Imperial Forces (AIF). He leaves to fight in World War I, on battlefields on the other side of the world. Annie stays at home in Kew with her mum and her two sisters, Nellie and Edie. They stay in touch with their dad by writing lots of letters, and he writes back to them. But the war doesn’t just affect the soldiers overseas. It’s war-time in Australia, too. This is Annie’s story about growing up in Boroondara during and after the extraordinary events of World War I.
Published by City of Boroondara