Thursday, 2 June 2016

Dig for the Diggers - Commemorating the Battle of Fromelles

Contact: Sam Davis, Centneary of ANZAC
p: 03 6232 7090   e:

Date: 8 July 2016 - 16 July 2016      
Location: Multiple locations across Tasmania

Intended Audience: Students, Teachers, History Studies

The Battle of Fromelles took place on the days of 19 and 20 July 1916, and came to be known as the 'worst 24 hours in Australia's entire history.'

Over five and a half thousand Australian soldiers were killed, wounded or taken prisoner.

The Germans buried all those who were killed in mass graves behind German lines.

"Dig for the Diggers" one act play tells the story of the DNA identification of Mick Feeney – stubborn Australian miner from Bothwell, who volunteered for World War One and ended up buried in a mass grave at Fromelles in 1916.

See attached document for dates and venues.