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A photo of the Alfred Duroux poster

Local face of WWI on show at Grafton library

A photo of the Alfred Duroux poster
A photo of the Alfred Duroux poster


An extraordinary and haunting series of 80 portraits of World War One soldiers from NSW, selected from the State Library’s photographic collection, is on show in a free display at the Sir Earle Page Library and Education Centre until November 25.
The exhibition includes the portrait of Alfred Duroux, a Clarence Valley volunteer, whose descendants still reside in the Clarence Valley.
Produced as part of the State Library’s WWI Centenary Regional Program, Portraits of War: The Crown Studios Project travelling display reveals the fascinating story behind the creation of the portraits and delivers a moving experience that bears witness to the individual faces of Australian soldiers, young and old, who served their country.
If Clarence Valley residents discover a family member on the State Library’s New South Wales Servicemen Portraits set, the library will provide a digital file of the portrait free of charge.