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Paper program for 'New Australian Hut' YMCA 'Grand Concert'

AR00286.029

Paper program for 'New Australian Hut' YMCA 'Grand Concert'

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Physical description

A folded concert program printed in black and red ink on beige paper with a decorative border and motif. The text on the front reads 'Y.M.C.A. / NEW AUSTRALIAN HUT / GRAND CONCERT / BY / H. R. H. PRINCESS VICTORIA'S / Y. M. C. A. CONCERT PARTY / Under the Direction / OF / Miss LENA ASHWELL / CHAIRMAN: CAPTAIN Frank A. CHAFFEY, A/OC, 2ND A. D. B. D. / 6.30 p. m. / JUNE 14, 1917 / ROUELLES (France)'. When open, the document has a decorative border and printed text that partially reads 'PROGRAMME /.../GOD SAVE THE KING / At the piano : Mrs FRANK HODSOLL'. The back of the pamphlet has the hand written text 'Jean / 7 Rue De [---?]. The printed text centred inside a decorative border reads 'Imprimerie / du "JOURNAL DU HAVRE " / 11. Qua [---?] Orleans'.

Statement of significance

This collection comprises a number of objects belonging to Leonard Sydney Uren (1894-1984), a member of the First Australian Imperial Force during World War 1, and later a well-respected dentist based in Penrith, NSW between the 1920s and 1970s. The collection includes personal correspondence, photographs, ephemera and memorabilia relating to the professional and personal aspects of Uren's wartime service, and lends insight into the acquisition of skills which would support his later career. All objects in this collection survive in a good state of conservation.

The 'Len Uren collection' allows for an exploration of the experiences of Australian servicemen during the 1915 Gallipoli landings and on the Western Front during World War 1. This collection illustrates the personal tragedies of war, as well as the professional opportunities offered by the AIF which shaped the lives of ex-servicemen. This collection offers access into the social and labour history of World War 1, and the transformation of professional dentistry in Australia during the early to mid twentieth-century.

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