A PHOTOGRAPH of Albury’s hilltop war monument being built and a letter from King George V are items in a new exhibition.
Albury’s Armistice Celebration will be launched at the city’s council offices at 11am on Friday.
About 40 pieces, largely from the council’s collection, feature in the display which runs until April 5.
One of the most remarkable artefacts is a handwritten letter by the King with a Buckingham Palace masthead to a digger who had been captured during World War I.
Other notable items include a picture of a less than half-completed monument being built on what was Western Hill and letters from the front written by Lieutenant Les Hewish.
The notes from Gallipoli and the Western Front had been sent home to his mate Frank Brown in Albury.
Mr Brown’s daughter donated the letters to the collection to coincide with the World War I centenary.
To mark hundred years since the armistice, Albury mayor Kevin Mack joined the Border’s army leader Matt Patching at the city’s former town hall in Dean Street on Thursday.
The balcony of the building, which is now home to MAMA, the city’s art gallery, was the stage for alderman Henry G Davies to read a telegram to the Albury community announcing the signing of the armistice to end World War I in 1918.
Cr Mack could not follow in Cr Davies’ steps and re-enact the moment because the balcony is no longer accessible and the original telegram, nor a copy, does not exist.