The presentation will be live and online.
Professor Margaret Cox was Scientific Advisor to the Fromelles Project from 2008 to 2021 responsible for archaeology, anthropology and identification. This is the extraordinary story of the excavation of 250 young Australians, who enlisted in 1915 only to fall in the Battle of Fromelles of 1916, and the efforts necessary to determine the identification of as many as possible.
Margaret will describe the processes undertaken to ensure the respectful and scientific recovery and analysis of the soldiers bodies, and the confident assignment of names to 166 of these brave young men providing some belated solace for their families. Margaret will end her presentation with consideration of the legacy of the Fromelles Project with particular focus on the families and communities most affected.
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It is also possible to register by clicking this link: Lost Soldiers of Fromelles
The talk will be undertaken using the 'Zoom' software which is freely available. It may not be necessary to load the software to your PC / iPad etc: but we would recommend doing so if you wish to participate in this event.