Digital edition May 1

AT 100 years, this is possibly the oldest photograph we’ve run on the cover. The War Memorial image illustrates perfectly the uplifting power of music during wartime as jovial privates Leonard Darcy and John Pratley, of the 3rd Australian Field Ambulance, make music with frying pans and kitchen utensils at Blackboy Hill training camp, WA, in September, 1914. In that context, arts editor HELEN MUSA reports on the upcoming Canberra International Music Fesitval’s daring decision to focus on wartime music.

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