To commemorate ANZAC Day in 2022, we are relaunching the award-wining children’s book and education resource, Annie’s War written by Lucy Bracey and illustrated by Gregory Mackay.

Annie’s War is the true story of the Slade family who lived in Kew during and after World War I, and shares the letters written by seven-year-old Annie to her father when he was fighting in the European trenches of WW1.

Published by the City of Boroondara with funding support under the Commonwealth Government’s Armistice Centenary Grants Program, Annie’s War was first launched on Remembrance Day in 2019.

It was awarded the ‘Historical Interpretation Award’ by the Victorian Community History Awards in 2020, which recognises the most outstanding local history project presented in a unique format. Annie’s War is available for purchase via the Boroondara Arts Shop.

Annie’s War also comes with a complementary activity resource pack created by Boroondara Arts aimed at Grades 3 to 6. For more information about this resource, please contact Boroondara Arts at [email protected] or on (03) 9278 4770.

Download the activity resource pack.

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Annie’s War by Lucy Bracey and illustrated by Gregory Mackay

Annie’s War eBook

Annie’s War audio read along

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Contact Boroondara Arts on (03) 9278 4770.