Thu, 14 July|
H3: Apples, Anzac and Aussie Rules: The Story of Alfred McLaren Moore
In 1915 a young man from the family apple orchard in the Adelaide Hills, like thousands of others, responded to the call and joined the Australian Imperial Force. GUEST SPEAKER: Tim Hanna, AM
Time & Location
14 July, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Adelaide, 111 Hutt St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia
About the event
In 1915 a young man from the family apple orchard in the Adelaide Hills, like thousands of others, responded to the call and joined the Australian Imperial Force.
As a soldier in the 27th Battalion, the fortunes of war took him from Gallipoli and then to the hell of the Western Front in France and Belgium.
Among the 23,000 AIF soldiers wounded at Pozieres, his life took an unusual twist when, in October 1916, Alfred Moore was selected to play in the first international exhibition Australian Rules football match in London. He survived the war and returned to his Adelaide Hills community but like many of his colleagues, was caught up in the turmoil of the interwar period with 'Apples Anzac and Aussie Rules' continuing to shape his fortunes.
GUEST SPEAKER: Tim Hanna, AM
Time: 1830 lecture begins: 1930 dinner
Members Price: $65.00: $15.00 lecture only
Non-Members: $75.00: $15.00 lecture only
Dress: Jacket and Tie
RSVP: By 5pm, Monday 11th July
CANCELLATION POLICY - Bookings cancelled after the RSVP will incur a 50% charge