On 29 March 2019, I was honoured to present some findings of my project, “Queensland Women and War: a multicultural perspective of the experiences of female civilians during World War II”, at a public event at the State Library of Queensland.
The full event, featuring all four Fellows was recorded, and is now live on the SLQ website.
As the final speaker, my segment about women in internment in Australia is in Part 2 (after Dr Martin Kerby) and it commences at the 22-minute mark.
The three case studies presented are about ordinary civilian women who were “locked up” in the Tatura Internment Camp in Victoria for the duration of WWII. One was a German from Murarrie, one was an Italian from Innisfail, and one was a Japanese from Cairns.