World War One exhibition in Dural

HISTORY LESSON: Oliver Blackman, 10, models one of the outfits children can wear at the WW1 Living History exhibition.
HISTORY LESSON: Oliver Blackman, 10, models one of the outfits children can wear at the WW1 Living History exhibition.

CHILDREN can dress up as a soldier and learn about the Anzacs during a special exhibition at Dural Bunnings this weekend.

Shane Blackman and his son Oliver, 10, travel throughout Sydney, Central Coast and Hunter Valley to exhibit their WW1 Living History collection.

The collection includes uniforms and items soldiers used during the First World War. 

They have exhibited in Dural on the weekend before Anzac Day in recent years to help Legacy raise important funding to support their services.

“The locals have been so supportive of us,” Mr Blackman said of his previous visits to Bunnings Dural.

“It is great to have kids come and dress up, have mum or dad take a photo, and learn about our history.”

DRESS UP: The range of clothing items children can dress up in at the exhibition at Dural Bunnings this weekend.

DRESS UP: The range of clothing items children can dress up in at the exhibition at Dural Bunnings this weekend.

Mr Blackman has been working on WW1 Living History part-time for the past decade.

“We focus on sharing stories about what it would be like to live during the war.

“We make up a story involving the child while using facts so that children can get an understanding of what it would be like to be a World War I soldier.”

The exhibition will be on display from 8am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday.

  • Check out the WW1 Living History page on Facebook for more information.  
COLLECTION: WW1 Living History has a variety of item soldiers would have used during World War One.

COLLECTION: WW1 Living History has a variety of item soldiers would have used during World War One.