Mosman Historical Society talk: Jacqueline Dwyer, 'Flanders in Australia: A Personal History of Wool and War'

Jacques Palyoust outside his dug-out, c. 1916

Between the late 19th century and the 1950s wool buyers from the Flanders region in France and Belgium established a prosperous and vibrant community in Australia. Many lived in Mosman. During the First World War the Flanders men of Australia returned to the defence of their homeland. Mosman resident Jacqueline Dwyer's grandfather came to Australia in 1889 and her father Jacques saw action with both French and Australian units. Through the life of this family a story of immigration, commerce and war is brought vividly to life.

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  • Wednesday 14 March 2018
  • 7.00pm – 8.00pm


  • Barry O’Keefe Library (Mosman Library Service)
  • Library Walk, 605 Military Road, Mosman


  • Free for members. $5.00 each for visitors.

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