Two Wagga women have donated priceless items to Legacy House in Wagga ahead of this weekend’s Anzac centenary.
Artist Nancye Rew painted a dawn service scene in Wagga last year for the Gallipoli Art Prize.
The oil painting depicts a mother and child at the dawn service at the cenotaph in Wagga.
“It’s not the sort of painting that has a place anywhere, it belongs somewhere special,” Mrs Rew said.
June Trewin received a copy of The Anzac Book, originally published in 1916, when she was a girl of eight or nine.
She has donated her original copy of the book, along with commemorative rising sun stamps and badges, to Legacy House.
“It’s better for it to have a home now,” she said.
All items are currently available to be viewed by the public at Legacy House.
“It’s a little bit of history that might be lost otherwise,” president of the Legacy Club of Wagga, David Scoble, said.
“Legacy formed from the ashes of World War I so anything that relates back to that is very important to us.”
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