The Private Life of a War Memorial, ANZAC Cottage
Join local history legend Anne Chapple OAM and filmmaker and writer Dawn Farnham for a behind-the-scenes talk on the making of a documentary about three generations of the Porter family women and their connection to ANZAC Cottage of Mount Hawthorn.
A City of Vincent Film Project featuring ANZAC Cottage
Anne Chapple, granddaughter of Private Porter and the last living guardian of the memory of the cottage, reveals the secrets and stories of three generations of women, taking us on a journey through the joys, oddities, troubles and responsibilities of growing up inside a war memorial.
Director Dawn Farnham, feminist academic and researcher with a PhD in creative writing, has published six historical novels and numerous short stories. The Wallpaper, a short film based on her screenplay adaptation of Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper, was produced by Tempest Productions (now Raconteurs Productions) and featured at film festivals around the world, including Tropfest, Revelation Film Festival, Melbourne’s Women’s Film Festival, Nice International Film Festival (France) and the New Haven International Film Festival (USA).
Wednesday 26th April, 10.00 – 11:30 am
Local History Centre, 99 Loftus Street, Leederville