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Soldiers Memorial Hall

Absolutely brilliant! Don’t miss it — the story of Australia’s WWI army nurses told with exhilarating style.

Follow Sister Florence Whiting on her four year odyssey — from departure on the troopship Kyarra, to tours of duty in the Dardanelles, on Lemnos, in Egypt, France and the Western Front.

Based on the letters and diaries of Australian army nurses, Through These Lines offers an intimate and unique theatrical experience, performed by a talented ensemble cast with authentic costumes and props for an immersive experience of the tumult of war.

We were stunned by the performances … the cast and crew can be very proud of the show … a treasure in the 100th anniversary year of the War to End Wars

Uplifting, terrifying and sad all at the same time … The cast was absolutely brilliant and swept the entire audience up in the history, struggles, happiness of love and crippling devastation of war. Get to see this show if you can, you won’t be sorry

Poignant, thought provoking, great balance of pathos, humour and insight

Performances take place in the Manildra Soldiers Memorial Hall and School Of Arts with $1 from every ticket going to the hall restoration.

Book tickets online or at Manildra Newsagency.

Through These Lines

August 2014


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Soldiers Memorial Hall
63 Kiewa Street, Manildra
Getting here
Get directions with Google Maps
About 40 minutes from Orange and Parkes
Free street parking


Book tickets online

General admittance
$35 Adult, $28 Conc. & Group 5+
Includes GST. Online booking fee 30c.
Box Office
Tickets available at Manildra Newsagency
Kiewa Street (6am–6pm, 7 days)
Phone 02 6364 5328
Limited tickets on the door prior to show

Show times

7pm, Tuesday 26 August
1pm and 7pm, Wednesday 27 August
Doors open 20 minutes prior to performance
85 minutes
Latecomers will be admitted at a suitable break in the performance

The Venue

The Soldiers Memorial Hall bears “A Resolution” – dated April 25, 1926 – “that All Returned Soldiers of the Great War, either resident or visiting, be Honorary Members of the School of Arts, subject to the same rules and privileges as subscribers.”

Where better to hold this play than in Manildra’s School of Arts? Its hall was built in tribute to the district’s soldiers, and its foundation stone was unveiled by the great Australian medical officer, Sir Neville Howse.

In the Boer War, Howse won the Victoria Cross for his bravery helping a wounded man under heavy fire. In the First World War, as the AIF’s senior medical officer, his energy and organisation ensured our medical services were second to none. A doctor in Orange before the war, Howse represented the region in Federal Parliament from 1922 to 1929. It’s a link we think is worth remembering.

— Cheryl Ward

Soldiers Memorial Hall, Manildra

Source: Monument Australia — photographs supplied by Glen Yeomans / Derek Gosper