Quick March! The Children of World War I

  • Past Exhibition

A personal look at children’s lives during the First World War.

Exhibition Information

Past Exhibition
Exhibition Galleries

1 Shakespeare Place
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 2 9273 1414

Join us for an intimate, personal look at children’s lives during the First World War. Built around a remarkable collection of family correspondence, Quick March! The children of World War I chronicles the lives, loves and losses of children whose relatives served on the Front. As young adults, these children went on to serve in the Second World War, just 20 years after the jubilation of the peace year in 1919.


Meet the curator

Photographic portrait of a smiling blonde woman wearing a white jacket.

Elise Edmonds

Elise is a senior curator at the State Library of New South Wales. With a background in Australian history and Museum Studies, Elise has worked with the Library’s maps, pictures and manuscript collections; acquiring, writing and promoting these to a variety of audiences. In 2009 she received a staff fellowship to research and scope the Library’s First World War collections. This led to curating several exhibitions highlighting the Library’s nationally significant First World War collections; Life Interrupted: personal diaries from World War I in 2014 and Colour in Darkness: images from the First World War in 2016.