At 7.30pm on November 11, 1918, Alderman H.G Davies took to the town hall balcony on Dean Street and declared that the World War had ended.
A 5000-strong procession including returned soldiers moved to the showgrounds, kicking off celebrations that continued until midnight.
Other details of what occurred in the immediate wake of 'The Great War' can be explored in Albury LibraryMuseum's newest exhibition, but its most potent messaging describes the long-lasting changes to the city and surrounding communities.
Consequences: Exploring the Aftermath of the First World War was launched on November 12, 101 years after Albury's jubilant celebrations.
Emma Williams, one of three curators, said it was a conscious decision not to run the event on Monday.
"Remembrance Day is a day to think about the end of the First World War, and on November 12, we think about what happened afterwards," she said.
"It's been a fine line with a project like this ... treading that boundary between perhaps overly-nationalistic celebrations of Remembrance Day and the Anzac legend, versus some of the significant realities of the post-war period."
Remembrance Day is a day to think about the end of the First World War, and on November 12, we think about what happened afterwardsCurator Emma Williams
These stories include that of Aboriginal soldiers who fought in the Australian Imperial Force and the discrimination they faced upon returning.
Treahna Hamm personally reflected on this issue, "having had a dozen or so family members serve in wars", and depicted an Aboriginal soldier in one of three artworks.
"Thoughts and memories within his army coat shares ... his longing for home, and yet after war still the isolation and government policies which contribute to taking of family members, and the continued taking of traditional land," she said in a brief read at the launch.
Curator Andrea Briggs, a Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman, also touched on those themes at the opening.
"It was apparent to me [in researching for the exhibition] the Aboriginal people of the region had already been moved off their land and onto reserves and missions," she said.
"My own grandfather grew up on Cummeragunja Mission and my Nan was born on Warangesda Mission at Darlington Point.
"Pop remembers learning that his uncles who had fought in the war returned home to find that they were not offered soldier settler's blocks as their comrades were.
"My grandparents have passed down their history and given me an appreciation for creating spaces for holding history, and for telling and re-telling these important stories."
Ms Briggs said Consequences - a collaboration between Albury and Greater Hume councils, Murray Arts and six regional museums in Greater Hume - looked at the way towns moved forward.
"My research took me to the Woolpack Inn Museum at Holbrook, the Wymah Museum, and the Headlie Taylor Museum at Henty," she said.
"The main feature shared by these communities in the aftermath of World War I was change.
"The building of Hume Dam changed the landscape dramatically and provided for future and existing farming in the region.
"Headlie Taylor's development of the Header Harvester revolutionised the grain industry and enabled larger harvests.
"Cultural change took place with the downplaying of Holbrook's German influences.
"Movements of population were a feature with the flooding of Bowna village by Lake Hume, and the homecoming of soldiers."
Curator Bethany Thornber visited Holbrook to learn about the "unlikely and incredibly special" creation of a submariner community in "an inland regional NSW town with zero naval base history".
"I was able to come to know some submariners living in Holbrook, to learn their service history and how and why they ended up settling in the town," she said.
"I learned so much about the power of community to create an entire new identity - to rename a town from Germanton, to a town after Commander Norman Holbrook, to then trunk a submarine down the Hume Freeway and proceed to build a community for submariners to feel connected to that time in their life, as well as a place to build new memories."
The multimedia exhibition, which received Create NSW funding, includes historical items, video, and artistic interpretations of themes raised by those interviewed and featured.
Albury artist Stephanie Jakovac looked into "matters of the mind" for her three pieces, exploring the trauma that affected people long after the war ended, and nightmares of "things heard and seen while in the trenches".
"It took me a long time to finish, probably eight months, because I wanted to share the symbol of First World War destruction," she said.
"I went to Europe in the meantime to visit the biggest First World War museum.
"When I came back, I went to the mountains and found some barbwire laying in the bush - I picked it up and came back knowing what I wanted to do.
"I knew I wanted him sitting down, clenching his helmet with his feet and being mentally distraught."
Albury deputy mayor Amanda Cohn said the aftermath was "both expected and unexpected".
"The First World War had impacts across the globe," she said.
"I think this exhibition is exploring a really interesting side of the war story, which is the consequences here in the Albury area and our wider region.
"The impacts on returned servicemen and women, including settling back into civilian life, health issues and the outbreak of the Spanish flu, the ongoing impact on previously interned communities and the changing role of women.
"It also looks at stories I haven't heard before, like developments that occurred in our region during the war, some of the stories of post-war migration and the different ways we remember the war today.
"The stories of Aboriginal returned service-people were often missing from story-telling about the war for many years."
Greater Hume mayor Heather Wilton said the museums in her shire preserved important history of both world wars.
"The Woolpack Inn Museum has some pennants on display, called the Holbrook Shire loan pennants," she said.
"There are 25 and represent Commonwealth loan subscriptions ... to help fund the war effort, between 1939 and 1945.
"Every council was awarded a quota of money they had to raise.
"The monetary quota was exceeded - for example in 1951, the quota for Holbrook Shire was 8000 pounds, and residents subscribed overall 143,700 pounds.
"That's an incredible amount of money.
"This exhibition, from my point of view, is not really where we begin, but where we end and there really is no end to the whole story when you start delving into what happened."
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Volunteers were present from all of the museums involved: Culcairn Station House Museum, Headlie Taylor Header Museum, Holbrook Submarine Museum, Jindera Pioneer Museum, Woolpack Inn Museum and the Wymah Museum.
"They are the keeping places of these stories, and helping to keep these stories alive," Ms Thornber said.
"I think one of my biggest learnings is that the consequences of World War I ... are so diverse and individual, even within relatively small pockets of regional NSW."
- Consequences runs until January 26, 2020. Regional bus tours of museums will take place on Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 24. On December 5, there will be an artists panel. Bookings are required.