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 debterranova@bigpond.com.

 

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About Debbie Terranova

Debbie Terranova is an Australian author of contemporary and historical fiction. 'The Scarlet Key' published in 2016 is the second Seth VerBeek mystery. The crime-busting reporter is back with a new cast of unforgettable characters and a new puzzle to solve. It's about live, love, death, and tattoos, with a touch of the mystical. 'Baby Farm', her debut novel, is a cozy crime mystery about forced adoptions of the 1970s, and a surrogacy and baby trafficking racket. It is the first of the Seth VerBeek series. Debbie Terranova is a prizewinning author of short stories: 'Mowbray Brothers' about growing up in East Brisbane in the 1920s; and 'Mischief' about reinventing yourself and in the process falling in love ... with an adorable but mischievous cat.
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