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“Once Lost, Never Forgotten” now at Musee de la Vie Rurale

A huge thank you to Jean-Pierre Renaux and the staff of the Musee de la Vie Rurale for exhibiting my artwork and for your kindness this morning. It is an honour to be exhibiting at Once Lost, Never Forgotten         … Continue reading

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Kenneth

Kenneth   Deborah Gower 2015 Fromelles Once Lost, Never Forgotten Earthenware Some soldiers from the First World War kept little keepsakes with them to remind them of home or to keep them safe.  One of the artefacts found in the … Continue reading

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Memories of Home – Cleansing the Spirit

Memories of Home – Cleansing the Spirit   Deborah Gower 2015 Fromelles Once Lost, Never Forgotten Earthenware The burning of the gum leaves. Relatives from Australia would send gum leaves to Australian soldiers I France during the First World War.  … Continue reading

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Bunker

Bunker   Deborah Gower 2015 Fromelles Once Lost, Never Forgotten Earthenware Everywhere you go around Fromelles you can see bunkers in fields.  Bunker  is a reminder of my Bird Watching excursion where we stumbled across a bunker in a field. … Continue reading

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Bunker in back yard

Bunker in back yard   Deborah Gower 2015 Fromelles Once Lost, Never Forgotten Earthenware Bunker in back yard was inspired by the bunker which is hidden in the back yard of Jean-Gabriel Masson, Mayor of Fromelles. Where once was barbed … Continue reading

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Age Shall Not Weary Them

Age Shall Not Weary Them   Deborah Gower 2015 Fromelles Once Lost, Never Forgotten Earthenware A tribute to some of the soldiers who have a connection to the Mullumbimby community including: C’est un hommage aux soldats qui ont des liens … Continue reading

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Prayers for Lost Souls

Prayers for Lost Souls (Prières pour les âmes perdues) Deborah Gower 2015 Fromelles Once Lost, Never Forgotten Earthenware Among the thousands of items found in the pits excavated at Pheasant Wood was a cross and rosary beads.  Prayers for Lost … Continue reading

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DNA – Family Tree

DNA – Family Tree   Deborah Gower 2015 Fromelles Once Lost, Never Forgotten Earthenware   The curve of the upturned diggers hat is a symbolic line between the digger and the DNA process. Hands reach out and faces peer out … Continue reading

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Found

Found Deborah Gower 2015 Fromelles Once Lost, Never Forgotten Earthenware   Eight pits were excavated in Pheasant Wood, Fromelles in an effort to identify the bodies of soldiers buried in mass graves after the Battle of Fromelles 19/20 July 1916.  … Continue reading

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Laid to Rest

Laid to Rest Deborah Gower 2015 Fromelles Once Lost, Never Forgotten Earthenware   The Battle of Fromelles 19/20 July 1916 was fought on the Western Front.  Australia suffered some 5,533 Killed, Wounded or Missing in just 24 hours.  250 Australians … Continue reading

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