Author event: The Hunter Region in the Great War

Do not miss much loved local Hunter authors Greg and Sylvia Ray when they visit Kurri Kurri Library this week to discuss their eighth book: The Hunter Region in the Great War.

Do not miss much loved local Hunter authors Greg and Sylvia Ray when they visit Kurri Kurri Library this week to discuss their eighth book: The Hunter Region in the Great War.

The Hunter Region in the Great War tells the story of the region’s servicemen and women, and their families, in their own voices. Greg Ray and his wife Sylvia have woven together the strands of many Hunter families’ sometimes gruelling stories from the First World War. They have done this by drawing upon the voices of those who were in the trenches, using diaries, letters and journals of soldiers.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent encourages locals to come along and enjoy what will be a fascinating talk about a very important book. 

“The Ray’s latest book is a truly unique survey of the impact of World War I on Newcastle and the Hunter because it is largely told in the words of those who were there to experience it,” said Cr Pynsent.

The Hunter Region in The Great War is the Ray’s biggest, most ambitious and challenging project to date, representing many hundreds of hours of research and writing.

What: The Hunter Region in the Great War with Greg & Sylvia Ray

When: Thursday 22 June, 10.30am – 12pm

Where: Kurri Kurri Library

Tea, coffee and biscuits provided.  

This is a free event but bookings are essential. You can reserve your place by phoning Kurri Kurri Library on 4937 1638.

 6/19/2017