Programmed as part of the Cathedral's ongoing WWI remembrance project, We Have Our Lives, this exhibition tells the extraordinary story of Clifton’s Robert Bush, who played cricket alongside W G Grace and later helped establish the Western Australia Cricket Association. Having grown a successful sheep rearing business in Australia, Bush returned to Bristol in 1905 and bought Bishop’s Knoll House. He became Sheriff of Bristol in 1912 and at the outbreak of the First World War, converted his home into a 100-bed hospital for wounded Australian soldiers.
Exhibition runs 23 Jan - 7 April and has been created by Clive Burlton and Chris Stephens.
There will be a book talk about the exhibition on Thursday 2 March. Find out more and book here.
Next Bristol’s Australian Pioneer Dates
- Monday 23rd January 2017, 9:00 am, The South Quire Aisle