Victoria Cross Portrait Exhibition

The Victoria Cross Portrait Exhibition shows some of Australia's most highly honoured service personnel.

Esperance locals will be able to read the stories of some of Australia's Victoria Cross and understand what our soldiers of the past have done for their country.

The collection incudes Leslie Thomas "Tom" Starcevich, VC who received the award as member of the 2/43rd Battalion, during the Borneo campaign of the Second World War.

From 1951, Tom and Joe Starcevich obtained and jointly worked a 4,300 (1,700 ha) soldier settlement wheat and sheep farm at Carnamah.

In 1981, Tom Starcevich moved back to Grass Patch, where he had bought a small farm. He died at Esperance, on 17 November 1989.

For more information see the Esperance RSL Facebook page for opening hours.

| Photo: Tom Starcevich AWM 124957.

|| Document: Read about Keith Payne VC - Exhibition Patron.