A new exhibition about the Victorian soldier settler experience is now showing at Old Treasury Building.
Soldier On: WW1 Soldier Settler Stories features records from the state archives of Public Record Office Victoria revealing previously untold stories of the Victorian soldier settler experience.
Between 1918 and 1934 the Soldier Settlement Scheme helped settle some 11,000 returned soldiers on farming land across the state through government leases.
Through original archival records, as well as first-hand video and photos, the exhibition will take visitors through the establishment of the WW1 Soldier Settlement Scheme in Victoria and the harsh realities of life on a soldier settlement farm.
Soldier On: WW1 Soldier Settler Stories is presented by Old Treasury Building in partnership with Public Record Office Victoria, and is supported by the Australian Government’s Anzac Centenary Arts and Culture Fund.
Soldier On: WW1 Soldier Settler Stories will be on display at the Old Treasury Building until August 2016.
Visit oldtreasurybuilding.org.au to see what other exhibitions are currently on display.
The Old Treasury Building is located at 20 Spring Street, Melbourne.