The Home Soil
The eight walls of the Hall of Service, displays soil from 1,701 New South Wales' towns, cities, suburbs and homesteads given as a home address by First World War enlistees.

On this day

On this day
8 July

1941 — Troops of 17 Brigade continued fighting against Vichy French troops in Syria, leading to the capture of Beirut

1942 — 13 Wellington bombers of 460 Squadron, RAAF, took part in a night-time bombing raid on the major German port of Wilhelmshaven, severely damaging the ship-building yards