Resilience in Times of Adversity: Contemporary Responses to WW2 in the Blue Mountains 1939-1950 is a Blue Mountains Cultural Centre Expose Program exhibition curated by Vivienne Dadour.

Web and Catalogue design: Rochford Press, PO Box 7008, Leura NSW 2780,

Photography: Vivienne Dadour

The Curator Vivienne Dadour wishes to acknowledge and express respect to the Darug and Gundungurra People as the traditional custodians of this land.

The Curator wishes to thank the following people and organisations for their assistance with this exhibition:

Many thanks to the Exhibiting Artists and their galleries for their wholehearted participation in this project. Thankyou to Anthony Bond OAM for his advice and constant support. A special thanks to Emeritus Professor Liz Ashburn OAM for her expertise and time.

Many thanks to the Cultural Centre Staff for their ongoing support and guidance-especially Sabrina Roesner, Exhibitions Manager at the Gallery.

Thankyou to the many contributors for their memories in the form of photo’s and stories-

Victoria Lynn
Margo Shiels
Jane Roderick
Danielle Smith nee: Poulos
Peter Poulos
Tony Joseph
Len Norman
Vince Budwee
Freda Coorey
Louis Dean
Marilla North
Jill Dark
Ken Goodlet
Fiona Scott
Betty Lenham
John Low
Marilyn Nuttall
Ralph Bennett
Ian Rufus
Aunty Carol Cooper Family

Lithgow High School, Small Arms Factory Museum Lithgow, Stitches Women’s Clothing Shop Lithgow, Mt Victoria & District Heritage Museum, Katoomba RSL,
Local Studies Collection, Blue Mountains City Libraries, Blue Mountains Historical Society, Leuralla Toy and Railway Museum, Evatt Family, Woodford Academy, Everglades, National Trust.

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