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Reading Between the Lines - Sydney Jewish Museum

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by Jody Kimber (subscribe)
Freelance writing. Out of the urban clutter of the East and now situated on the Pittwater.
Conflict makes communication dearer
Writing the letter, Read between the Lines @ the Sydney Jewish Museum
Writing the letter- USMC Official Photo Flickr Cc SRR.

This is a poignant discussion of "the power of the written word during times of conflict." Presented and moderated by journalist and author, Diane Armstrong, the discourse of letters and communication received and sent during times of conflict will be read by relatives, friends and original authors.

Reading the letter, Read between the Lines @ the Sydney Jewish Museum.
Reading the letter - USMC official photograph Flickr CC

Communication from the first and Second World War, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanista, East Timor and more recent events on home soil - namely, the Matin Place Lindt Cafe siege.

Honorable letters, Read between the lines, The Sydney Jewish CC SRR
Ellen Thompson - Letter from Captain A. G. Butler regarding the DSO, 1918. page 3 of 4 - Flickr cc SRR.

From letters across oceans and continents, to modern iPhones and iPads, communication is now instant and how the story is told is still as heart wrenching as it would have been if news took 3 months to arrive. For some, the communication or knowledge of life or confirmation of death never came, versus instant images streamed across the planet.

Communication in conflict, Read between the lines. Flickr cc SRR.
Modern conflict, communication is just a click away - U.S. Naval War College - Flickr cc SRR.

This could be quite a talk and is worth making time for.
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Why? A Sunday afternoon talk to ponder upon.
When: 2pm Sunday 1st November
Where: Sydney Jewish Museum
Cost: $10 for members/$15 for non-members
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