Queensland Women and War research project

QANZAC100In July 2018, the State Library of Queensland awarded me a research fellowship for my project, “Queensland women and war: a multicultural perspective of the experiences of female civilians during World War II”.

For the project I am seeking to capture and record the lived experiences of women in Australia during the period 1939 to 1945. My particular interest is in those adversely affected by wartime national security measures, such as migrant women who were arrested and interned due to their nationality, associations, political or religious allegiances.

I am also interested in the roles that Australian women played during the war in both the military and the civilian workforce, e.g. the Australian Women’s Land Army, munitions manufacturing, administrative work for the US Army.

If you, or anyone you know, would like to discuss or contribute to this important piece of research into our recent history, please contact me on 0404 012 505 or email terranovapublications@gmail.com.


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Author talks coming soon

Book signing

Secret shame or wartime security?

The shocking truth about civilian imprisonment in Australia during WWII.

Meet author Debbie Terranova in Brisbane

Dymocks Chermside – Saturday 24 November 2018 – 9.30am to 2.30pm

Dymocks Indooroopilly – Saturday 1 December 2018 – 9.30am to 12.30pm

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