Faces of Fort Largs on show
An exhibition of photographs revealing the amazing history of one of South Australia’s most important military history sites, Fort Largs at Taperoo, opens at the Semaphore and Port Adelaide RSL Club on Sunday 8 February.
As part of the campaign to save Fort Largs from sale by the State Government, the National Trust of South Australia is staging a photographic exhibition titled Faces of Fort Largs at the Semaphore RSL Club from February 8. The exhibition features more than 60 historic and contemporary photos of the Fort and the people who have served there over more than 100 years. The aim of the exhibition is to honor those who have served at the Fort and to find out more about them, from the young recruits of World War I to the police who trained there from the 1960s.
We encourage anyone who served or trained at the Fort and their descendants to come to the exhibition and to share their stories and photographs about the history of this remarkable place and to join the fight to keep it in public hands.
In particular, we hope we will hear from former military personnel and/or their descendants who served or enlisted at Fort Largs:
-During World War I
-During World War II, including those lost in the sinking of the Montevideo Maru in 1943, the worst maritime disaster in Australia’s history
-During the Korean War, including women who served in the WRAAC at Fort Largs between 1951 and 1960.
-Police who trained at the Police Academy at Fort Largs between 1961 and 2011.
The exhibition will be officially opened at 4pm on Sunday 8th February at the Semaphore and Port Adelaide RSL Club, by Frank Owen OAM, Board Member, RSL South Australia.
Other special guests include Helen Meyer, veteran of the Women’s Royal Australian Army Corps (WRACC) and local singer Eileen Darley, who will delight us with some wartime songs.
Light refreshments will be served after the opening.
Venue: Semaphore and Port Adelaide RSL Club
10 Semaphore Road, Semaphore; Google Map
Wednesday 04:00pm – 09:30
Thursday 04:00pm – 10:00
Friday 04:00pm – late
Saturday 02:00pm – late
Sunday 02:00pm – late