Last chance to see Borella’s War Exhibition

Territorians have one more week to learn about the life and service of our only Victoria Cross recipient with the free exhibition Borella’s War: the making of a legend at the Northern Territory Library.

The collection showcases rare photographic material and explains Albert Borella’s remarkable personal story within the broader context of Northern Territory development and the significant contribution made by Territorians to World War One.

Albert Borella walked, swam through flooded rivers, rode horses and eventually travelled on a mail coach and a train to Darwin. Unable to sign on there, he travelled by ship to Queensland and then went on to Western Australia for training before serving at Gallipoli and then the Western Front.

Borella received the distinctions of Mention in Despatches and the Military Medal for his services in action. In 1918 he received the highest military honour, the Victoria Cross, for most conspicuous bravery in attack.

Borella’s War: the making of a legend  is open at the Northern Territory Library in Parliament House until Sunday 31 May.

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