25 April 2021 – Army Chest
Today being ANZAC Day, we’d like to share the story of this 1940s Army Chest that we rescued from hard rubbish.
We just love scouring the web and unearthing the providence of some of the pieces we find.
This one didn’t disappoint, and after visiting the archives of the Australian War Memorial, Sydney University and our favourite online history resource, Trove, we managed to piece together a little of its owners life.
It belonged to Gordon Fitz Hill; a digger, doctor and Mayor of Dubbo. Have a flick through the pics to see a little of his life.
This is one of the reasons we’re so passionate about what we do. History is so important, and these objects tell us stories we’d never have heard.
Lest we forget