The Lost Diggers of Fromelles
St Clare’s College students, in collaboration with one of Australia’s best-selling non-fiction authors and TV broadcaster, Patrick Lindsay will launch an extraordinary documentary on Wednesday 21st April which aims to restore the dignity of the diggers who were buried in the mass grave at Pheasant Wood following the Battle of Fromelles which took place on July 19, 1916.
Patrick Lindsay first teamed up with St Clare’s in 2018 when he had the idea to create a film that told the story of Fromelles through the eyes of young women today. He has mentored the students through the process of creating the documentary over a period of nearly three years and the final product is a tribute to his and the student’s dedication to the project.
Giving a voice to the families who lost so much, the documentary features relatives of the missing diggers who reflect on the enormous loss caused to their families by the death of their loved ones in the fields of Fromelles. Drone technology is used to outline the immense obstacles our soldiers faced as they were sent across the fields to attack the German trenches.