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    Date: 2019.05.19 | Category: 老域名 | Tags:

    RED Cliffs’ Nellie Veir Scott’s life is to be showcased in a new Melbourne exhibition about the World War 1 soldier settler experience in Victoria.

    War nurse to blockie Nellie Scott pictured with her former husband and Red Cliffs soldier settler Frank Carey who died in 1939. Pictures: Courtesy Coral Carey

    A new exhibition at the Old Treasury Building in Melbourne features Red Cliffs woman Nellie Scott who signed up with the Australian Army Nursing Service in 1915, aged 25.

    TweetFacebookSoldier On: WW1 Soldier Settler Stories opens at Old Treasury Building in Melbourne on November 9 and features records straight from Public Record Office Victoria’s archives, revealing stories of the Victorian soldier settler experience – particularly in Red Cliffs.

    Between 1918 and 1934, the Soldier Settlement Scheme helped settle about 11,000 returned soldiers on farming land across the state through government leases.

    From the exhibition’s original records, as well as first-hand video and photo accounts, visitors can discover how the scheme shaped the Victorian landscape as we know it today.

    Ms Scott’s daughter Coral Carey was interviewed by exhibition curator Kate Luciano who wanted to highlight the women who worked the land.

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