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  • Aberdeen Library >

    Phone: 02 6540 1303

    Moray St, Aberdeen NSW 2336

    Fax: 02 6540 1303

    Email: aberdeenlibrary@upperhunter.nsw.gov.au

    Hours

    Monday closed
    Tuesday 10.00am - 2.30pm
    Wednesday 2.00pm - 6.00pm
    Thursday closed
    Friday 11.30am - 1.00pm & 2.00pm - 5.30pm
    Saturday closed
    Sunday closed

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  • Cassilis Library >

    Phone: 02 6376 1295

    Community Centre, Cassilis

    Fax: 02 6376 1295

    Email: cassilislibrary@upperhunter.nsw.gov.au

     

    Hours

    Monday closed
    Tuesday closed
    Wednesday 9:30am - 2:30pm
    Thursday closed
    Friday closed
    Saturday closed
    Sunday closed

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  • Denman Library >

    Phone: 02 6547 2208

    7 Ogilvie Street, Denman

    Fax: 02 6547 2485

    Email: denman@muswellbrook.nsw.gov.au

    Hours

    Monday

    10:30am-1:00pm
    2:00pm-4:30pm

    Tuesday 2:00pm-4:30pm
    Wednesday 2:00pm-4:30pm
    Thursday 10:30am-1:30pm
    Friday 10:30am-1:00pm 
    2:00pm-4:00pm
    Saturday closed
    Sunday closed

     

  • Merriwa Library >

    Phone: 02 6521 7007

    34-40 Vennacher Street

    Fax: 02 6521 7080

    Email: merriwalibrary@upperhunter.nsw.gov.au

    Hours

    Monday 3.00pm - 5:00pm
    Tuesday 9.00am - 12.00pm
    Wednesday closed
    Thursday 3.00pm - 7:00pm
    Friday 8:30am - 11.30am
    Saturday closed
    Sunday closed

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  • Murrurundi Library >

    Phone: 02 6540 1363

    47 Mayne Street, Murrurundi

    Email: murrurundilibrary@upperhunter.nsw.gov.au

    Hours

    Monday 9.30am - 5.00pm
    Tuesday closed
    Wednesday 10.00am - 5.00pm
    Thursday 1.00pm - 5.00pm
    Friday 11.00am - 5.00pm
    Saturday closed
    Sunday closed

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  • Muswellbrook Library >

    Phone: 02 6543 1913

    126 Bridge Street, Muswellbrook

    Fax: 02 6543 1325

    Email: library@muswellbrook.nsw.gov.au

    Hours

    Monday 10:30am - 5:00pm
    Tuesday 10:30am - 5:00pm
    Wednesday 10:30am - 5:00pm
    Thursday 10:30am - 5:00pm
    Friday 10:30am - 5:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am - 1:00pm
    Sunday closed

  • Scone Library >

    Phone: 02 6540 1183

    130 Liverpool Street

    Fax: 02 6540 1370

    Email: sconelibrary@upperhunter.nsw.gov.au

    Hours

    Monday 10:00am - 5:30pm
    Tuesday 10:00am - 5:30pm
    Wednesday 10:00am - 5:30pm
    Thursday 10:00am - 5:30pm
    Friday 10:00am - 5:30pm
    Saturday 9:10am - 12noon
    Sunday closed

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The ghost at the weddingThe ghost at the wedding / Shirley Walker

Three generations, two world wars, one family. In the year of 1914, in the canefields of northern New South Wales, the young men couldn't wait to set off for the adventure of war. The women coped as best they could, raised the children, lived in fear of being next to receive an official telegram. They grieved their dead, and came to learn that for returned men there are worse things than death in combat. They bore more children to replace those lost in the First World War, and the sons were just the right age to go off to the second. The Ghost at the Wedding is like no other account of war, chronicling events from both sides – the horror of the battlefields and the women who were left at home. Shirley Walker's depictions of those battles – Gallipoli, the Western Front, the Kokoda Track – are grittily accurate, their reverberations haunting. Written with the emotional power of a novel, here is a true story whose sorrow is redeemed by astonishing beauty and strength of spirit.
A captivating insight into one family’s history over 3 generations.
Rating: 3/4