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Independent News For The Australian Public Service
Edition Number 416. Updated Tuesday, 01 July 2014

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Remembering the war that changed us

Brendan Dahill, from the ABC, historian Dr Clare Wright, from La Trobe University, and Stuart Menzies, from the ABC.
Brendan Dahill, from the ABC, historian Dr Clare
Wright, from La Trobe University, and Stuart
Menzies, from the ABC.

Estelle Blackburn, from the Australian War Memorial (AWM), and Merrillee Chignell, of Veterans' Affairs (DVA). Estelle Blackburn, from the Australian War Memorial
(AWM), and Merrillee Chignell, of Veterans' Affairs
(DVA).

A four-part ABC television series about five Australians and the impact of the Great War on their lives and those of the people around them, The War That Changed Us, has been launched at Parliament House in Canberra.

The team behind this documentary production joined parliamentarians, representatives of the Department of Veterans' Affairs, historians and Australian War Memorial staff for a preview and cocktail reception.

The grandmother of the Member for Lalor, Joanne Ryan appears in the documentary and media adviser to the Deputy Prime Minister, Kate Barwick revealed she is the granddaughter of another.

Director, Don Featherstone, whose credentials include Kokoda, worked with historian, author and Stella Prize Winner, Dr Clare Wright - to write the script.

He interviewed 10 historians, filmed on the Western Front and Gallipoli while Director of Dramatic Reconstructions, James Bogle filmed re-enactments.

It will all come together for a late 2014 screening as part of the major contribution of the ABC to their World War 1 programming.

Simon Kelly and Kate Barwick, from the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister.
Simon Kelly and Kate Barwick, from the Office
of the Deputy Prime Minister.
Timothy Faulds and Rachel Knowler, from DVA.
Timothy Faulds and Rachel Knowler, from DVA.
Historian Dr Janet Butler, Pat Lesslie, and historian Dr Peter Stanley.
Historian Dr Janet Butler, Pat Lesslie, and
historian Dr Peter Stanley.
Christine Hudson and her sister, Member for Lalor, Joanne Ryan.
Christine Hudson and her sister, Member for
Lalor, Joanne Ryan.
Major General Mark Kelly, of DVA; Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Senator Michael Ronaldson; and Director of Dramatic Reconstructions, James Bogle, from the ABC.
Major General Mark Kelly, of DVA; Minister for
Veterans' Affairs, Senator Michael Ronaldson;
and Director of Dramatic Reconstructions, James
Bogle, from the ABC.
Stuart Menzies from the ABC, Don Featherstone; Michael Millett, from the ABC; Major General Mark Kelly; Senator Michael Michael Ronaldson; James Bogle; Brendan Dahill, from the ABC; Phil Craig, from the ABC; and Director of the AWM, Brendan Nelson.
Stuart Menzies from the ABC, Don Featherstone;
Michael Millett, from the ABC; Major General Mark
Kelly; Senator Michael Michael Ronaldson; James
Bogle; Brendan Dahill, from the ABC; Phil Craig, from
the ABC; and Director of the AWM, Brendan Nelson.
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